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

Explain reasons which led to colonization of Kenya by the British.

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-Wanted Kenya as a source of raw materials
-To prevent colonization of the country by other countries
-Wanted to expand her empire for imperial glory/prestige.
-Britain was responding to request from missionaries and other British nationals for protection.
-The need to get access to Uganda and control the sources of river Nile, the livelihood of Egypt.
-Wanted to control trade on the coast
-British wanted Kenya as an outlet for surplus capital investment.