List of colonial governors of Kenya

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This page contains a list of Chairmen, Administrators, Commissioners and Governors of British colonial Kenya.

The office of Governor of Kenya was replaced by the office of Governor General in 1963 and the latter replaced by a President of Kenya upon Kenya becoming a Republic in 1964. For continuation after independence, see: Heads of state of Kenya

Chairman of the Imperial British East Africa Company[edit]

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png Sir William Mackinnon 3 September 1888 1889

Administrators of the Imperial British East Africa Company[edit]

# Image Name Term start Term end
2. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png George Sutherland Mackenzie 3 Sept 1889 May 1890
3. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png Francis Walter de Winton May 1890 February 1891
4. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png George Sutherland Mackenzie February 1891 1891
Acting Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png Greg Martin 1891 June 1891
5. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png Lloyd Williams Matthews June 1891 February 1892
6. Sir Herbert Gerald Portal.jpg Sir Gerald Herbert Portal February 1892 1893
Acting Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.png John R.W. Pigott 1893 July 1895

Governors of the British East Africa Protectorate[edit]

# Image Name Term start Term end
7. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Arthur Henry Hardinge 1 July 1895 7 Oct 1900
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg C.H. Craufurd 7 Oct 1900 30 December 1900
8. Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot.jpg Sir Charles Eliot 30 December 1900 20 May 1904
Acting Frederick John Jackson.png Frederick John Jackson 20 May 1904 1 August 1904
9. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Donald William Stewart 1 August 1904 1 October 1905
Acting Frederick John Jackson.png Frederick John Jackson 1 October 1905 12 December 1905
10. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir James Hayes Sadler 12 December 1905 31 December 1905

Commissioners of the British East Africa Protectorate[edit]

# Image Name Term start Term end
10. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir James Hayes Sadler 31 December 1905 12 April 1909
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 12 April 1909 16 September 1909
11. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Edouard Percy Cranwill Girouard 16 September 1909 17 July 1912
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 17 July 1912 3 October 1912
12. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Conway Belfield 3 October 1912 14 April 1917
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 14 April 1917 1 February 1919
13. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Edward Northey 1 February 1919 1920

Governors of Kenya Colony and Protectorate[edit]

# Image Name Term start Term end
13. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Edward Northey 1920 28 August 1922
14. Robert Coryndon and aides.png Sir Robert Thorne Coryndon 31 August 1922 10 February 1925
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Edward Denham 10 February 1925 3 October 1925
15. Sir Edward Grigg.jpg Edward William Macleay Grigg 10 February 1925 27 September 1930
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 27 September 1930 13 February 1931
16. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Joseph Aloysius Byrne 13 February 1931 22 December 1936
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Armigel Wade 22 December 1936 6 April 1937
17. Brigadier-General H R M Brooke-Popham.jpg Sir Robert Brooke-Popham 6 April 1937 9 January 1940
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Walter Harragin 30 September 1939 9 January 1940
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 9 January 1940 25 October 1944
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Gilbert McCall Rennie 25 October 1944 12 December 1944
18. Philip Euen Mitchell.png Sir Philip Euen Mitchell 11 December 1944 21 June 1952
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 21 June 1952 29 September 1952
19. Sir Evelyn Baring 30 September 1952 23 October 1959
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Walter Fleming Coutts 4 October 1959 23 October 1959
20. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Patrick Muir Renison 23 October 1959 17 November 1962
Acting Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Eric Griffith-Jones 17 November 1962 4 January 1963
21. Malcolm MacDonald cropped.jpg Malcolm MacDonald 4 January 1963 12 December 1963

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