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 Form 1 History Lessons: The peoples of Kenya up to the 19th century

Positive effects of the Bantu migration:
In this lesson, we are going to learn about the positive effects of the Bantu migration which include:
- Introduction of iron working;the use of iron tools in the interior of East Africa where people were at first using stone tools.
- They introduced centralized administration: They introduced a centralized system of government whereby the king acted as the overall ruler, under who were the other chiefs, down to the lay person.
- Introduced a system of building permanent homes: They opened new land to settlement in families, clans and villages
- Introduction of new crops e.g. yams, bananas.
- The absorbed other tribes e.g. the gathers.

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