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Explain five results of the migration and settlement of the Plain Nilotes into Kenya during the pre-colonial period.

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  1. They displaced some communities that they found in the areas that they settled.
  2. Their settlement led to the increased population in the region they settled.
  3. They intermarried with their neighbors e.g. the Agikuyu.
  4. Some section of the Maasai become cultivators e.g. the kwavi Maasai.
  5. There were ethnic conflicts due to cattle raids / land for settlement.
  6. There was borrowing / exchange of cultural practices amongst the communities they interacted with.
  7. There increased trade between the Plain Nilotes and their neighbours.
  8. They influenced the social political organization of the Nandi who created the institution of the Orkoiyot.
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