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Kenya Regions 1963-1965

Regions: Central - Coast - Eastern - North-Eastern - Nyanza - Rift Valley - Western - Nairobi: Nariboi Area -

Note
: Just before independence Kenya was divided into 7 Regions with devolved governments (the Nairobi Area remained under the central government). Amendments to constitution in Jan 1965 ended the regional autonomy and in 1966 the Regional Assemblies were abolished. In 2013, self-government was granted to 47 Counties of Kenya.

Party abbreviations: KADU = Kenya African Democratic Union (federalist, KANU opposition, 1960-1964, merged into KANU); KANU = Kenya African National Union (conservative, Kenyan nationalist, formerly democratic socialist, sole party from 1969, only legal party Jun 1982-Dec 1991, named Kenya African Union 1942-1960, est.14 May 1960); NFDP = Northern Frontier Democratic Party (Somali regionalist, 1961-196.)

Central

President of the Regional Assembly
Jun 1963 - 1965/66          Lucas K. Ngureti                  (b. c.1930-d. 2016) KANU


Coast

President of the Regional Assembly
Jun 1963 - 1965/66         Ronald Gideon Ngala                (b. 1923 d. 1972) KADU;1964 KANU


Eastern

President of the Regional Assembly
Jun 1963 - 1965/66         Geoffrey Mugo Gaitta                                   KANU

North-Eastern

President of the Regional Assembly
Mar 1964 - 1965/66         Yusuf Haji Abdi                                        NFDP


Nyanza

President of the Regional Assembly
Jun 1963 - 1965/66         John O. Keragori                                       KANU


Rift Valley

President of the Regional Assembly
Jun 1963 - 1965/66         Daniel Toroitich arap Moi          (b. 1924 - d. 2020) KADU;1964 KANU


Western

President of the Regional Assembly
Jun 1963 - 1965/66         Wafula Wabuge                      (b. 1927 - d. 1996) KADU;1964 KANU



Nairobi Area


Mayor and Chairman of the City Council of Nairobi
Jul 1962 - 1967             Charles Wanyoike Rubia            (b. 1923 - d. 2019)





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