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  KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 4

Give two reasons for Akamba participation in the long distance trade in the #19^th# century.

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- Ukambani is geographically centrally located between the coast and the interior
- Akamba had the long local trade experience for example those of machakos and kitui.
- Most of the Akamba land is dry and experiences low rainfall and since the agriculture was not productive they opted for trade.