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The Republic of Kenya is a country on the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa. British influence began in the area in about 1885, and from 1888 the Imperial British East African Company began administering parts of the territory. In 1885, the UK proclaimed a protectorate over the British East Africa Potectorate (which at times included parts of Uganda). In 1920, the protectorate became the Kenya Colony. In 1963, Kenya was granted independence and in 1964 it adopted a republican constitution as the Republic of Kenya.

 

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

 

Jewish Community
PO Box 30354
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. 254 2 722 182 or 222770
Fax. 254 2 715 996 [October 2000]

Jewish settlement, mainly in Nairobi, dates from around 1900 when the British Government offered Zionists a territory for an autonomous Jewish Settlement. Herzl refused this; shortly afterward, a few Jews settled in the Colony. Later, some Central European refugees settled. Presently, around 165 Jewish families live here as do a number of Israelis. There are Jewish burials. Nairobi Hebrew Congregation (established 1904), PO Box 40990, Nairobi. Tel: 222770. Reference: Jews of Nairobi 1903-1963 by Julius Carlebach. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [June 2000]

 

 

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