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 KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 3

What were the reasons for the coming of the Arabs to the East African Coast up to 1500 AD?

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-They were to trade and control the commercial activities along the East African Coast.
-Some Arabs came as refugees fleeing from religious and political persecution in Arabia.
-They came to spread Islam.
-They came to explore the East African Coast.
-Some came to establish settlements along the East African Coast.