List of colonial governors and administrators of Kenya

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This page contains a list of chairmen, administrators, commissioners and governors of British Kenya Colony.

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

Imperial British East Africa Company[edit]

Chairman

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Sir-William-Mackinnon-1st-Bt.jpg Sir William Mackinnon 3 September 1888 1889

Administrators

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg George Sutherland Mackenzie 3 Sept 1889 May 1890
2. VingtAnnees 183.jpg Francis Walter de Winton May 1890 February 1891
3. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg George Sutherland Mackenzie February 1891 1891
4. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg Lloyd Williams Matthews June 1891 February 1892
5. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg Sir Gerald Herbert Portal February 1892 1893

Caretakers

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg Greg Martin 1891 June 1891
2. Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg John R.W. Pigott 1893 July 1895

East Africa Protectorate[edit]

Commissioners

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Sir-Arthur-Henry-Hardinge.jpg Sir Arthur Henry Hardinge 1 July 1895 7 Oct 1900
2. Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe Eliot.jpg Sir Charles Eliot 30 December 1900 20 May 1904
3. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Donald William Stewart 1 August 1904 1 October 1905
4. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir James Hayes Sadler 12 December 1905 31 December 1905

Governors

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir James Hayes Sadler 31 December 1905 12 April 1909
2. Girouard, Percy 1899.jpg Sir Percy Girouard 16 September 1909 17 July 1912
3. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Conway Belfield 3 October 1912 14 April 1917
4. Sir-Edward-Northey 1919.jpg Sir Edward Northey 1 February 1919 1920

Caretakers

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Flag of British East Africa.svg C.H. Craufurd 7 Oct 1900 30 December 1900
2. Flag of British East Africa.svg Frederick John Jackson 20 May 1904 1 August 1904
3. Flag of British East Africa.svg Frederick John Jackson 1 October 1905 12 December 1905
4. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 12 April 1909 16 September 1909
5. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 17 July 1912 3 October 1912
6. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Charles Calvert Bowring 14 April 1917 1 February 1919

Kenya Colony[edit]

Governors

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Sir-Edward-Northey 1919.jpg Sir Edward Northey 1920 28 August 1922
2. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Robert Thorne Coryndon 31 August 1922 10 February 1925
3. Edward-William-Macleay-Grigg-1st-Baron-Altrincham.jpg Edward Grigg 10 February 1925 27 September 1930
4. Sir-Joseph-Aloysius-Byrne.jpg Sir Joseph Aloysius Byrne 13 February 1931 22 December 1936
5. Sir-Henry-Robert-Moore-Brooke-Popham-1925.jpg Sir Robert Brooke-Popham 6 April 1937 9 January 1940
6. Sir-Philip-Euen-Mitchell.jpg Sir Philip Euen Mitchell 11 December 1944 21 June 1952
7. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Evelyn Baring 30 September 1952 23 October 1959
8. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Patrick Muir Renison 23 October 1959 17 November 1962
9. Malcolm MacDonald cropped.jpg Malcolm MacDonald 4 January 1963 12 December 1963

Caretakers

# Image Name Term start Term end
1. Flag of British East Africa.svg Edward Brandis Denham 10 February 1925 3 October 1925
2. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 27 September 1930 13 February 1931
3. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Armigel Wade 22 December 1936 6 April 1937
4. Flag of British East Africa.svg Walter Harragin 30 September 1939 9 January 1940
5. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 9 January 1940 25 October 1944
6. Flag of British East Africa.svg Gilbert McCall Rennie 25 October 1944 12 December 1944
7. Flag of British East Africa.svg Henry Steven Potter[1] 21 June 1952 29 September 1952
8. Sir Walter Coutts.jpg Walter Coutts 4 October 1959 23 October 1959
9. Flag of British East Africa.svg Sir Eric Griffith-Jones 17 November 1962 4 January 1963

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenya Gazette, 24 June 1952. Kenyan Colonial Government. Retrieved 6 August 2014.