51 YEARS LATER UHURU KENYATTA FACES SIMILAR PROBLEMS LIKE HIS FATHER HAD

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On a chilly Monday morning on
June 1, 1963, Jomo Kenyatta was
driven to Nairobi’s Ministry of
Works offices – now Harambee
House where his inauguration
as prime minister was to take
place.
The scene on Coronation Avenue
(present-day Harambee Avenue)
was ecstatic as Kenyans in the
30,000 strong crowd craned
their necks to catch a glimpse of
their new leader as the country
attained self-governing status.
With Kenyatta was Kenya’s last
governor, Malcolm MacDonald,
wearing a plumed hat and the
green colonial-office regalia.
Kenyatta wore his beaded
beanie cap, the trademark
leather jacket and clasped a
silver-headed fly whisk.
The man the British government
had regarded as a “terrorist”
and described as “the leader
unto darkness and death” was
now minutes away from
receiving the mantle from his
tormentors.
Even as he lifted the Bible and
swore allegiance to the Queen,
Kenyatta knew he was inheriting
a politically divided…

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