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Highlight five reasons why settler farming was encouraged in Kenya during the colonial period.

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  • To strengthen the colonial economy/ make Kenya a white man’s country
  • To finance the administrative costs of the colony
  • To recover the cost of construction of the Uganda railway
  • To utilize the fertile idle land/ Africans didn’t have technical knowhow in large scale farming
  • To promote self-sufficiency in food production
  • To produce raw materials for industries
  • The white Highlands had suitable climate
  • To check the influence of Asian community in Kenya
  • To maintain the Uganda railway/ repair
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