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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Why britain used indirect rule in kenya and nigeria

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Why Britain used indirect rule in Kenya and Nigeria.
a) Britain lacked enough manpower to handle all the administrative responsibilities in the colonies.
b) Lack of adequate funds for colonial administration from the parent government made her use the existing traditional political system as a means of cutting down the administrative costs.
c) The use of indirect rule was a means of diffusing the expected stiff resistance from the Africans.
d) The policy of administration had succeeded in India and Uganda.