Today 50 years ago Kenya received her independence. Kenya became a Commonwealth Realm, Her Britannic Majesty receiving the title of Queen of Kenya, a title which she unfortunately only retained for an entire year of 366 days.
Roger Whittaker sings My Land Is Kenya:
Post-colonial Africa has had its share of troubles. Its troubles with the democratic age have been more obvious than those of Europe and North America. Africa did not have as much time to evolve its democratic institutions and traditions, and Africa did not have those institutions and traditions of the West that at least to begin with had little or nothing to do with democracy. That being said, Kenya has gotten easier off at least at some points than some other countries. Rhodesia/Zimbabwe comes to mind. Kenya's southern neighbor, Tanzania, was for many years a full-fledged Marxist experiment.
Some previous posts: Kenyan Independence, The Muthaiga Country Club, Ascended into a Tree and onto the Throne