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What were the effects of British colonial rule in Kenya?

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  • Colonial rule led to the loss of political independence
  • Creation of reserves for Africans led to the emergence of Squatters
  • It led to the introduction of forced labour among the Africans
  • Led to the introduction of taxation on Kenyans
  • Creation of colonial boundaries split communities and affected their social cohesion.
  • Africans in Kenya lost their land to Europeans settlers leading to landlessness
  • Colonial rule undermined African cultural practices
  • It destroyed traditional African political systems replacing them with appointed leaders
  • Introduced segregation/ colour bar which created divisions among Kenyans
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