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

Factors which facilitated the Mau Mau uprising.

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Factors which facilitated the MAU MAU uprising.
a) Oathing, which united the people and gave them the courage, determination and momentum for the rebellion course.
b) The use of guerilla tactics ensured less loss of life and prolonged war.
c) The support to the fighters from the civilians who supplied food, water, spying etc.
d) Strong leadership for the movement by people like Dedan Kimathi, Waruhiu Itote (General China), Stanley Mathenge and General Matenjagwo.
e) The deep resentment of the people against the Europeans gave them the reason to continue fighting.