Africa Imperialism: Kenya

Thesis statement

Imperialism in Kenya helped Kenya progress with the new technology and knowledge they brought over, but there were also negative impacts on the country and the people who were living there.


Image: The Europeans meeting the Natives.

Pre Imperialism

Masai dominated society. The Kikuyu tribe was the largest at this time, however they did not have any power.

First century AD, First contact was made by Arib traders, who later started to settle.

Traded for Ivory and Slaves, for profit.


Fertile highlands started attracting Europeans, establishing huge plantations.

Once moved in, they resettled the Africans there.

1950's, there was a huge uprising from a group called MAU MAU.


Political cartoon. Europeans being in control of Africa


Europeans ended up giving up they land.

Kenya gained independence, granted in 1963.

Present Day

Culturally Diverse

One of Africa's major destinations.

Inhibited by corruption and limited economy.

Mwai Kibaki help with taking better steps to a better economy.

2006, two major political corruption incidents.

2007, massive violent outbreak during elections. They still have not recovered.

Works Cited

Ed. John Middleton. Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. p151-167. COPYRIGHT 2002 Charles Scribner's Sons, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning

Kipling, Rudyard. "The White Man's Burden, 1899." Internet History Sourcebooks. Fordham University, Aug. 1997. Web. 08 July 2015.

A Brief History on Kenya | Republic of Kenya | The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya (A Brief History on Kenya | Republic of Kenya | The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya)

Kenya country profile - Overview - BBC News (BBC News)

Imperialism in Kenya (Imperialism in Kenya)

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