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Kenya Independence Day

by Vishal Kumar

Kenya celebrates its independence on 12th December, as it got independence from the United Kingdom on December 12, 1963.

Kenya, officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is an East African nation that gained its independence from British rule on 12 December 1963. The day, December 12, marks a double occasion – as on this day Kenya gained freedom from the British colonial era in the year 1963 as well as the day when it became a republic in 1964. According to The New York Times, it was the day when “Britain’s Union Jack” was replaced by the black, red, and green flag of the new states, and political power in Britain’s last East African colonial holding slipped from the grasp of its 55,759 whites and was taken up by its 8,365,942 Africans.”

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