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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 1 Exam Sample Questions and Answers

Explain five factors which contributed to the development of trade between different communities in the interior
of Kenya by 1800.

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-Uneven distribution of resources such as iron ore and salt created a demand for such goods by communities that did not produce them.
-Production of surplus commodities by some communities encouraged them to look for markets.
-External demand for goods found in the interior such as ivory and leopard skins stimulated trade between different communities.
-Existence of well developed local trade provided a basis for the development of inter-community trade.
-Demand for foreign goods in the interior such a cloths and beads led to intercommunity trade.