10 things you didn’t know about Kenneth Kaunda

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  1. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda also known as KK.
  2. He is a Zambian former politician who served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991.
  3. Kaunda is the youngest of eight children born to an ordained Church of Scotland missionary and teacher.
  4. He was born at Lubwa Mission in Chinsali, Northern Province of Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia.
  5. KK attended Munali Training Centre in Lusaka (August 1941 – 1943).
  6. Both Kaunda’s father and mother were teachers.
  7. His father was from Nyasaland, also known as Malawi and his mother was the first African woman to teach in colonial Zambia.
  8. It was very common during this time for Africans in colonial Zambia who has achieved a little bit of middle-class status.
  9. He, later on, followed in his parent’s footsteps and became a teacher; first in colonial Zambia but then in the middle of the 1940’s he moved to what is now Tanzania. (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica)
  10. While Kaunda was in prison, Mainza Chona and other nationalists broke away from the ANC and, in October 1959, Chona became the first president of the United National Independence Party (UNIP), the successor to ZANC.