Jomo Kenyatta Quotes (6 quotes)
“Some people try deliberately to exploit the colonial hangover for their own purpose, to serve an external force. To us, Communism is as bad as imperialism.”
(1964) Reported in Meredith, Martin. The Fate of Africa. Page 266.
Reported in Lamb, David. The Africans. Page 61.
“The basis of any independent government is a national language, and we can no longer continue aping our former colonizers... those who feel they cannot do without English can as well pack up and go.”
(1974) cited in Crystal, David, English as a Global Language (2003), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521530323, p. 124.
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
Diary Of Anais Nin Volume 4 1944-1947: Vol. 4, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972 - ISBN: 9780547564012
“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”
Einstein and the Poet (1983)
As quoted in: Ebony, March 1985, p. 140
The Art of War, Ch. 3
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJomo Kenyatta
Born: October 20, 1893
Died: August 22, 1978 (aged 84)
Bio: Jomo Kenyattapron served as the first Prime Minister and President of Kenya. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.