List of colonial heads of Kenya


List of colonial heads of Kenya

List of the Colonial Heads of Kenya

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
British Suzerainty
25 May 1887 Coastal areas granted to the British East Africa Association by the Sultan of Zanzibar
25 May 1887 to 3 September 1888 Sir William Mackinnon, President of the British East Africa Association
3 September 1888 to 1889 Sir William Mackinnon, President of the Imperial British East Africa Company
1889 to 1890 George Sutherland Mackenzie, Administrator
May 1890 to February 1891 Francis Walter de Winton, Administrator
September 1891 to 1892 Lloyd Williams Matthews, Administrator
February 1892 to 1893 Sir Gerald Herbert Portal, Administrator
British East Africa Protectorate
1 July 1895
July 1895 to October 1900 Arthur Henry Hardinge, Commissioner knighted during tenure
December 1900 to 1904 Sir Charles Eliot, Commissioner
20 June 1904 to 1 October 1905 Kenya Colony and Protectorate
1920 to 1922 Sir Edward Northey, Governor
15 August 1922 to 1925 Sir Robert Thorne Coryndon
2 October 1925 to 1930 Edward William Macleay Grigg
13 February 1931 to 1936 Sir Joseph Aloysius Byrne
December 1936 to April 1937 Sir Armigel Wadeacting Governor
6 April 1937 to 1939 Sir Robert Brooke-Popham
9 January 1940 to 1944 Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore
11 December 1944 to 1952 Sir Philip Euen Mitchell
30 September 1952 to 1959 Sir Evelyn Baring
23 October 1959 to 1962 Kenya

For continuation after independence, see: Heads of State of Kenya

See also

  • Kenya
    • Heads of State of Kenya
    • Heads of Government of Kenya
    • Vice-Presidents of Kenya
  • Lists of incumbents

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