KENYA , AFRICA - MAU MAU
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, as he was popularly known, was an important and influential statesman in Africa.
He is credited with leading Kenya to independence and setting up the country as a relatively prosperous capitalist state.
He pursued a moderate pro-Western, anti-Communist economic philosophy and foreign policy.
He oversaw a peaceful land reform process, oversaw the setting up of the institutions of independent Kenya, and also oversaw Kenya's admission into the United Nations.
Jomo Kenyatta : The Founding Father of Kenya
Many institutions bear his name. He upgraded the economic status of the country after independence.
But his reign faced dark shadows when three prominent politicians were assassinated. Up to date he is accused of acquiring massive pieces of land.
He is Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya.
Members of Mau Mau are currently recognized by the Kenyan Government as freedom/independence heroes/heroines who sacrificed their lives in order to free Kenyans from colonial rule.
Since 2010, Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day) has been marked annually on 20 October.
According to the Kenyan Government, Mashujaa Day will be a time for Kenyans to remember and honour Mau Mau and other Kenyans who participated in the fight for African freedom and Kenya's independence.
Mashujaa Day will replace Kenyatta Day; the latter has until now also been held on 20 October.
In 2001, the Kenyan government announced that important Mau Mau sites were to be turned into national monuments
Much of the geographic and ethnic divisions currently seen in Kenya were established and encouraged during British colonialism.
The Kenyan people have sued the British government for human rights abuses commited by their forces.
Soldiers who had fought loyally for Britain during World War 2 came back to find white Britsh immigrants living on their fertile land while harassing local women.
There is so much to read on the links provided, please take the time to digest the informaton.
Al Shabaab and the Rise of Jihad in Kenya
A series of bloody attacks has rocked Kenya since the September 2013 Westgate mall massacre in Nairobi that left 67 people dead.
Curiously, some recent victims in these attacks have been Muslim sheiks that were associated with al Shabaab, the jihadi group that took credit for the deadly Westgate attack.
Even more curiously, all of the high-profile sheik murders have taken place in the same area in Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city.
KTN journalists caught on camera.
In the video that follows you will see certain things about a few things!
How do you like the above statement. I just thought about it and I offically register it as my own.
Today is January 1, 2015, New Year's Day.
My name is Spyros Peter Goudas. As you may know, I have been in the multicultural food business for many years.
I have created more than one thousand products from all over the world, wrote approximately 500 recipes reflecting many cultures and nationalities, and have a series of insightful and interesting books.
I support to the best of my ability many worthy causes which you may view in the Letters of Appreciation Section.
I recall that when I was ten years old in Kalamaki, Athens, Greece, I heard the word Mau Mau. Being a kid, my friends and I thought it was some African tribe.
Remember at that time there was no internet, no telex nor fax machines and our imagination ran wild at the sound of the word.
Today, since early morning I used modern technology to investigate the word Mau Mau and discovered that it was associated with the country of Kenya.
I always like the word Kenya but never took the time to explore the nation. Therefore, the words Mau Mau, Kenya and Mzee Joma Kenyatta are all associated and interlinked with each other.
I was reading for hours and hours and I found things very, very interesting and became aware of facts that I never knew and felt that I should share them with you.
I found links on the internet which I believe are important to anyone who wants to explore this beautiful African country.
I thought it would be a good idea to summarize in a few words everything about Kenya but I have left this to the professionals, their combined stories are beyond imagination.
The link below was inserted to give some flavour to my article.
I always like to insert some humour into my writings.
The photo below reflects a few seconds of the above video.
Did you notice the expression of satisfaction on her face after swallowing a spoonful of rice on camera.
We have been from informed from reliable sources that the brand of rice was Goudas Rice.
If you missed it on the video above, then click the video below and focus!
Mau Mau songs at Dedan Kimaathi Monument
Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (October 31, 1920 - February 18, 1957) was a Kenyan rebel leader who fought against British colonization in Kenya in the 1950s.
NAIROBI GIRLS CHORALE performing a 'Luo Folk Song' on THE KWAYA
KENYA UNITED CHORISTERS performing a 'Kamba Folk Song' on THE KWAYA
Kenyan Gospel Music by PAUL MWAI Song - .RACING UP
Kenya: Democracy on trial?
In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on the state of Kenya's "tribal" democracy, political violence, impunity and corruption, and the rise of al-Shabab.
Ramadan in Kenya
An intimate look at the holy month of Ramadan through the eyes of Muslims living in a predominantly Christian country.
My Life Changing Experience in Kenya - Help Me Send Girls To School
Hi! My name is Lilly and I make funny videos every Monday and Thursday. I rant, create sketches and sometimes even dress up as my parents! Most importantly, I smile a lot and want to make you feel happy.
DJ SMILES KENYA KIKUYU GOSPEL MIX VOL 12 (KIUNDU MIXX)
Dj Smiles Kenya Kikuyu Worship Mix
The next video is a combination of many gospel songs.
Some of them have a Jamaican-reggae-style rhythm.
Enjoy this part of Kenyan culture.
The video is long.
Never Before Seen Video: Obama Whines About White Privilege
Thank you for watching my 2015 New Year's Day dedication to Kenya, Africa.
I educated myself immensely today. It was a wonderful experience.
I remember that I wrote in my mango book that years and years ago when I was developing my Mango Puree product, it was produced in Kenya.
However, I mentioned within my book I that the Kenyan mango was a bit too sour for this product.
Of course, Kenya was in development stages at that time, but lately, some of the mango varieties from Kenya are equivalent to my expectations with respect to quality, taste and appearance.
Spyros Peter Goudas
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2015!
P.S. I was just about to close this article when the word fu-fu popped into my head.
This forced me to recall a couple articles I wrote with respect to Africa as a continent.
One is titled: African Food Safari, which is a booklet related to some of Africa's ethnic dishes.
The other is an article, titled: A Trip to Ghana in Africa.
Additionally, I have included a link in the FlyerMall Tubes area called Born Free.
This film shot in the northern province of Kenya is a wonderful story, the film is well known around the world and showcase the jungle and a wide range of animals native to the African continent.
Unfortunately, sometimes on YouTubes the links are changed or broken.
However, should you be able to rent or download the movie you will be captivated.
Who knows, maybe a trip to Kenya may be on the agenda.
Happy and Healthy New Year - 2015 Greetings to everyone, everywhere!
The Born Free Legacy (2010)
SPYROS PETER GOUDAS AND BARBARA FROM KENYA STUDY THE KENYA ARTICLE FOR ACCURASY SEP 2016