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Kenya: Polity Style: 1963-2014

12 Dec 1963 becomes an independent state on a date (12 Dec 1963) prescribed by Section 1.1 of the Kenya Independence Act, 1963, which is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Commons 26 Nov 1963, House of Lords 3 Dec 1963) and receives Royal Assent 3 Dec 1963 [1]
12 Dec 1963 constituted as Kenya in accordance with the Constitution of 1963 as part of The Kenya Independence Order in Council 1963 (effective on a date prescribed by Section 1.2) [2]
12 Dec 1963 - 12 Dec 1964 Kenya
12 Dec 1964 constituted as the Republic of Kenya in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 1964 (effective on a date prescribed by Section 1.3b) [3][4]
12 Dec 1964 - Republic of Kenya

[1] Full title: An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Kenya of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth, including provision for terminating the giving of financial and other assistance to the East African Common Services Organisation under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act 1959.
[2] The Kenya Gazette, Nairobi, 10th December, 1963, Vol. LXV, No. 54, Supplement No. 105 (Legislative Supplement No. 69), pp. 17-299.
[3] Full title: An Act of Parliament to establish the Republic of Kenya, to amend the Constitution, and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.
[4] The Kenya Gazette, Nairobi, 24th November 1964, Vol. LXVI, No. 56, Supplement No. 155, Act No. 28 of 1964.


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