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 KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 1

Explain five factors which led the colonial government to ban the Kenya African Union (KAU) in 1953.

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-They wanted KAU to fail in their demand for self-government for Kenya.
-They did not like the demands of KAU for constitutional changes that would lead Kenya to independence.
-Demands such as land reforms, abolition of kipande system, better educational facilities for Africans were against colonial policies in Kenya.
-They feared militarism and rapid expansion of KAU membership under the leadership of Kenyatta.
-KAU was a real threat to the dreams of settlers making Kenya a white man’s country.