List of colonial governors and administrators of Kenya

This page contains a list of chairmen, administrators, commissioners and governors of British colonial Kenya.

The office of Governor of Kenya was replaced by the office of Governor General in 1963 and then later replaced by a President of Kenya, upon Kenya becoming a Republic in 1964. For continuation after independence, see: Heads of state of Kenya.

Chairman of the Imperial British East Africa Company

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1. Sir William Mackinnon 3 September 1888 1889

Administrators of the Imperial British East Africa Company

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2. George Sutherland Mackenzie 3 Sept 1889 May 1890
3. Francis Walter de Winton May 1890 February 1891
4. George Sutherland Mackenzie February 1891 1891
Acting Greg Martin 1891 June 1891
5. Lloyd Williams Matthews June 1891 February 1892
6. Sir Gerald Herbert Portal February 1892 1893
Acting John R.W. Pigott 1893 July 1895

Commissioners of the British East Africa Protectorate

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7. Sir Arthur Henry Hardinge 1 July 1895 7 Oct 1900
Acting C.H. Craufurd 7 Oct 1900 30 December 1900
8. Sir Charles Eliot 30 December 1900 20 May 1904
Acting Frederick John Jackson 20 May 1904 1 August 1904
9. Sir Donald William Stewart 1 August 1904 1 October 1905
Acting Frederick John Jackson 1 October 1905 12 December 1905
10. Sir James Hayes Sadler 12 December 1905 31 December 1905

Governors of the British East Africa Protectorate

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10. Sir James Hayes Sadler 31 December 1905 12 April 1909
Acting Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 12 April 1909 16 September 1909
11. Sir Edouard Percy Cranwill Girouard 16 September 1909 17 July 1912
Acting Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 17 July 1912 3 October 1912
12. Sir Henry Conway Belfield 3 October 1912 14 April 1917
Acting Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 14 April 1917 1 February 1919
13. Sir Edward Northey 1 February 1919 1920

Governors of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya

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13. Sir Edward Northey 1920 28 August 1922
14. Sir Robert Thorne Coryndon 31 August 1922 10 February 1925
Acting Edward Denham 10 February 1925 3 October 1925
15. Edward William Macleay Grigg 10 February 1925 27 September 1930
Acting Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 27 September 1930 13 February 1931
16. Sir Joseph Aloysius Byrne 13 February 1931 22 December 1936
Acting Sir Armigel Wade 22 December 1936 6 April 1937
17. Sir Robert Brooke-Popham 6 April 1937 9 January 1940
Acting Walter Harragin 30 September 1939 9 January 1940
Acting Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 9 January 1940 25 October 1944
Acting Gilbert McCall Rennie 25 October 1944 12 December 1944
18. Sir Philip Euen Mitchell 11 December 1944 21 June 1952
Acting Henry Steven Potter[1] 21 June 1952 29 September 1952
19. Sir Evelyn Baring 30 September 1952 23 October 1959
Acting Walter Fleming Coutts 4 October 1959 23 October 1959
20. Sir Patrick Muir Renison 23 October 1959 17 November 1962
Acting Sir Eric Griffith-Jones 17 November 1962 4 January 1963
21. Malcolm MacDonald 4 January 1963 12 December 1963

See also

References

  1. Kenya Gazette, 24 June 1952. Kenyan Colonial Government. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
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