Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda, also known as KK, is a Zambian former politician who served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. Kaunda is the youngest of eight children born to an ordained Church of Scotland missionary and teacher, an immigrant from Malawi. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule. Dissatisfied with Harry Nkumbula's leadership of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party. He was the first President of the independent Zambia. In 1973 following tribal and inter-party violence, all political parties except UNIP were banned through an amendment of the constitution after the signing of the Choma Declaration. At the same time, Kaunda oversaw the acquisition of majority stakes in key foreign-owned companies.
|Born:||April 28, 1924, Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)|
|Spouse(s):||Betty Kaunda (1946–2012, her death)|
|Children:||8 including Tilyenji Kaunda|
|Vice President:||Reuben Kamanga, Simon Kapwepwe, Mainza Chona|
|Preceded by:||Evelyn Dennison Hone as Governor of Northern Rhodesia|
|Succeeded by:||Frederick Chiluba|
|IMDb:||Kenneth Kaunda's IMDb|
About Kenneth Kaunda
Member of the United National Independence Party who was the 1st President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was a strong proponent of education policies and he oversaw the creation of many primary schools and universities in his country.
He was the Headmaster of the Lubwa Upper Primary School before beginning his political career.
He was also the 3rd Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1970 to 1973.
He and his wife Betty Kaunda have 8 children.
His Vice President was Mainza Chona from 1970 to 1973.
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