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

Problems caused by presence of women in forests during mau mau wars

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Problems caused by presence of women in forests during mau mau wars
a) Some women could not withstand the harsh forest conditions of torrential rains and bitter cold and constantly fell sick
b) Many women could not defend themselves against enemies and were therefore a burden to men.
c) Women would be extra mouths to feed, but would do very little useful things in return.
d) Occasionally, women could cause tension and conflict among male guerillas as the men competed for sexual favours from the small number of women.


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