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Explain six factors that facilitated missionary work in Kenya in the 19th century.

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  1. Support of Seyyid who gave Krapf an introductory letter requesting coastal rulers to accord him assistance.
  2. That Christianity did not experience a lot of opposition from Islam because it was widespread at the coast not in the interior
  3. African converts helped in the spread and taught missionaries their mother tongue
  4. Translation of the Bible into local languages.
  5. Use of Kiswahili by missionaries-Kiswahili was widely understood by the interior people.
  6. Missionaries were quick to learn African languages and later even wrote in them
  7. Good transport. The Kenya Uganda railway helped more missionaries to reach the interior
  8. Christian teaching of equality appealed to many
  9. Kenyan communities lacked organization that could resist missionaries work.
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