Kenneth Kaunda

First President of Zambia

Kenneth David Kaunda (born 28 April 1924), also known as KK, is a Zambian politician and teacher. He first served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was also Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from September 1970 to September 1973.

Kenneth Kaunda
2020 Kenneth Kaunda.jpg
Kaunda in 2020
1st President of Zambia
In office
24 October 1964 – 2 November 1991
Preceded byBritish Colonial Governor
Succeeded byFrederick Chiluba
3rd Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
8 September 1970 – 5 September 1973
Preceded byGamal Abdel Nasser
Succeeded byHouari Boumédienne
Personal details
Born (1924-04-28) 28 April 1924 (age 96)
Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia
Political partyUNIP
Spouse(s)Betty Kaunda


  • "Kaunda, Kenneth."Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Online. URL: Accessed 19 May 2006.
  • Fergus Macpherson, Kenneth Kaunda: The Times and the Man (1974)
  • Richard Hall, The High Price of Principles: Kaunda and the White South (1969)
  • David C. Mulford, Zambia: The Politics of Independence, 1957–1964 (1967)
  • At Ipenburg, 'All Good Men.' The Development of Lubwa Mission, Chinsali, Zambia, 1905–1967 (1992)

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  Media related to Kenneth Kaunda at Wikimedia Commons