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

Roles played by the Kenya African Democratic Union in the struggle for independence in Kenya

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Roles played by the Kenya African Democratic Union in the struggle for independence in Kenya
a) It united the smaller communities in Kenya. E.g the Kalenjin, Luhyia, Maasai and coastal communities.
b) It educated/ mobilized Africans against the colonial domination.
c) It pressed for the release of Jomo Kenyatta while hoping that he would eventually join on their side.
d) It participated in drawing up the independence constitution in the second Lancaster House conference.
e) As an opposition party though for a short time, it helped to provide checks on the KANU government.


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