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 Political Developments and the Struggle for Independence in Kenya (1919-1963)

Consequences of Harry Thuku’s arrest in 1922 to the East African Association

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Consequences of Harry Thuku’s arrest in 1922 to the EAA
a) The political parties that succeeded the EAA continued using even more radical approach when they realized that the colonial government was determined to continue using ‘Iron Rule’ in Kenya.
b) Governor Edward Northey was recalled to London by the then Colonial Secretary, Sir Winston Churchill due to the way he mishandled the Thuku affair.
c) The colonial government did not allow formation of any other countrywide political Associations.
d) Thuku became the undisputed flag-bearer of Kenyan Nationalism prior to formation of later political parties.


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