Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE 2008) History Paper 1

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SECTON A (25 marks)

Answer ALL the questions in this section in the answer booklet provided.

  1. Identify two ways in which archaeologists obtain information on the History of Kenya. (2 marks)

  2. Name two communities n Kenya which belong to the Plain Nilotes. (2 marks)

  3. What is the original homeland for the Eastern Cushites? (1 mark)

  4. State two similarities in the poltical organisation of the Ameru and Abagusii of Kenya in the 19th century. (2 marks)

  5. Give the main reason why the early visitors came to the Kenyan coast by 1500 A.D. (1 mark)

  6. Name the missionary society that established a home for the freed slaves at the coast of Kenya in the 19th Century. (1 mark)

  7. State two causes of Agiriama resistance to the establishment of colconial rule in Kenya. (2 marks)

  8. Give two reasons why Africans in Kenya moved to towns during the colonial perod. (2 marks)

  9. State one grievance raised by the Asians in Kenya that was addressed by the Devonshire White Paper. (1 mark)

  10. State two problems faced by independent schools established by Africans during the colonial period. (2 marks)

  11. Identify two ways of becoming a Kenyan citizen. (2 marks)

  12. Give one reason why the government of Kenya may limit a person's freedom of speech. (1 mark)

  13. Give one way through which the parliamentary supremacy in Kenya can be limited. (1 mark) 

  14. Give one House Committee of Parliament whch deals with government financial matters. (1 mark)

  15. State two ways in which the rule of law is applied in Kenya. (2 marks)

  16. Who is the head of the judiciary in Kenya? (1 mark)

  17. Give one reason whay the government of kenya prepares the national budget. (1 mark)


                                                                                                     SECTION B (45 marks)

                                                                         Answer any three questions from this secton in the answer booklet provided. 




    1. Give three factors which contributed to the development of the Kenyan coast and the outside world by the 16th Century. (3 marks)
    2. What reasons led to the decline of the Portugese rule along the Kenyan coast during the 17th Century? (12 marks)

    1. State three reasons which made the Britsh government encourage white settlement in Kenya during the colonial period. (3 marks)
    2. Describe six problems experienced by the European settlers in Kenya during the colonal period. (12 marks)

    1. Identify three trade unions which joined to form the Kenya Federation of Labour during the struggle for independence in Kenya. (3 marks)
    2. Explain the role played by trade unions to improve the lives of the people of Kenya during the collonial period. (12 marks)


    1. State five reasons why the government of Kenya adopted the Sessional Paper No. 10 of 1965. (5 marks)
    2. Explain the social effects of the natonal philosophes on development in Kenya. (10 marks)

                                                                                                 SECTION C   (30 marks)

                                                                  Answer any two questions from this section in the answer booklet provided.

    1. Identify three Parliamentary duties of the President in Kenya. (3 marks)
    2. Explain six difficulties Jomo Kenyatta faced after becoming the president of Kenya. (12 marks)

    1. Identify five functions of the traffic police in Kenya. (5 marks)
    2. Describe five measures that have been introduced to improve the work of the police in Kenya. (10 marks)

    1. Identify five requirements of the constitution making process. (5 marks)
    2. Describe five features of the Independence Constitution of Kenya. (10 marks) 

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