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

Results of the Mau Mau uprising.

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Results of the Mau Mau uprising.
a) Many people died as a result of the war. The official number of Kenyans killed was estimated at 11,503 by British sources.
b) The war attracted the attention of British citizens and international community to the crimes committed by the colonial administration.
c) Many Africans were arrested and detained while thousands were seriously injured during the interrogations.
d) The war speeded up the march to independence especially when the realty of the inability of the colonial administration to govern Kenya dawned on the British government
e) The uprising led to destruction of property. Villages, houses and crops were burned down.
f) The war led to the relocation of the Agikuyu, Ameru and Aembu communities from Nairobi region as their jobs were taken by people from western and rift valley.


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