Kenyatta's Government (1963-1978)
Conservative. Energetic. Repressive.
Kenyatta inherited a colonial administration that derived its authority from the Independence Constitution of 1963. Its authority increased as amendments were introduced into that Constitution.
|Initially, government functioned under a two-tier system of a centre and 7 regional governments. Later, the central government and the ruling party KANU centralised power around President Kenyatta and the Provincial Administration.
|The government was made up of a Cabinet in addition to an all-powerful Provincial Administration.