Lancaster House Conferences (Kenya)

The Lancaster House conferences were three meetings (1960, 1962, 1963) in which Kenya's constitutional framework and independence were negotiated.

  • The second conference commenced in February 1962, and a framework for self-governance was negotiated.[2]
  • The 1963 conference finalized constitutional arrangements for Kenya's independence as a Dominion, marking the end of more than 70 years of colonial rule. In all three meetings, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan ordered that the interests of the white settlers in Kenya effectively be ignored, and that the British government continue negotiations until "real and complete independence for Kenya" could be established. This led to some anger from within elements of the British Conservative Party who wanted Britain to find an arrangement that would postpone independence.(1963 Constitution of Kenya)[3]

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  1. ^ Matthew 2004, pp810-16
  2. ^ Nyanchoka, Alfred Oseko (2011). "The Kenyan Diaspora and Their Right to Vote: Is it a Reality or Mirage under the New Constitution". SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.1847690. ISSN 1556-5068. S2CID 155758329.
  3. ^ Matthew 2004, pp810-16

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