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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 2 Exam Questions and Answers Set 5

State the significance of strategic considerations as a cause for scramble for East Africa.

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-The need to open up the landlocked Uganda to the sea/ocean prompted Britain to colonize Kenya.
-The desire to fully control the source of river Nile which provided water for Suez Canal thus providing a shorter route to Far East where her economic interests lay.
-To protect European workers from African competition.