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.
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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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.