|Kenyatta, Jomo (c. 1895–1978). Kenyan statesman; president, 1964–1978. He was active in the land rights movement in Kenya in the 1920s and 1930s. Along with Kwame Nkrumah, he helped advance pan-Africanism in the 1940s. In the 1940s and early 1950s he began to agitate for independence and was a key organizer of Kikuyu politics. He denounced the violence of the Mau-Mau rebellion, whether sincerely or not. Nevertheless, he spent the better part of a decade in a British jail after 1953. As the preeminent national figure, he was asked to negotiate independence with the British, and he became Kenya’s first president in 1964. He steered the country on a moderate, pro-Western course until his death.|
|Kerensky, Alexander (1881–1970). From July 1917, prime minister of the Provisional Government that took charge when Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in February (March) 1917, during the Russian Revolution. He dismissed the high command, whom he regarded as defeatist. His fatal mistake was to launch the Kerensky Offensive against Germany. That so weakened his government it was soon threatened on all sides politically, including by the failed Kornilov |
coup, and it ultimately fell to the Bolsheviks in the October (November) Revolution. He lived out his days in academic exile.