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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ARTS
ADM NO: ED/47/07
NAME: JANANGA HADLEY LIMANYE
COURSE: KENYA’S ECONOMY SINCE 1963
COURSE CODE: HIS 412
TASK: TERM PAPER
PRESENTED TO: DR.MAKANA
QUESTION: Discuss the ways in which the process of decolonization in the 1950’s and 1960’s influenced and determined the nature of Kenya’s post independence economy.
WAYS IN WHICH THE PROCESS OF DECOLONIZATION IN THE 1950’S AND 1960’S INFLUENCED AND DETERMINED THE NATURE OF KENYA’S POST INDEPENDENCE ECONOMY.
Kenya is located in East Africa and borders Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east. The country straddles the equator, covering a total of 224,961 square miles (582,600 square kilometers
Kenya just like a majority of other third world country was colonized by the British. In 1886 and 1890 Britain reached agreements with Germany that delineated a boundary between British territory in Kenya and German territory in Tanganyika (part of present-day Tanzania) to the south. The Imperial British East Africa Company was chartered in 1888 to administer Kenya, but it failed. In 1895 the British government formally took over the territory, which was renamed the East Africa Protectorate.
Most Kenyan communities protested against this loss of their social, economic independence though some communities who could not retaliate, collaborated with the new masters in town. “it is a great deal easier to describe to describe the gradual expansion of Europea+n hegemony in East Africa than it is to present the varied reactions of individual East African peoples to this formidable alien intrusion. The broad spectrum of reactions, from enthusiastic collaborations to embittered resistance, is familiar enough, but it is not easy to make watertight generalizations.” (1) Following World War I, protests against settler...