Explain six reasons why Britain was interested is establishing control over Kenya during the scramble for East Africa
Explain six reasons why Britain was interested is establishing control over Kenya during the scramble for East Africa.
Britain wanted free access through Kenya Uganda in order to control the source of Nile – this was critical to her interests in the Nile valley and Egypt.
Britain wanted to establish strategic stations along the to safeguard their interest in India.
British wanted a source of raw materials for her industries and markets for her manufactured goods.
To protect British traders and missionaries who were already operating in the region.
To help stop slavery and slave trade through direct occupation of the region.
To promote legitimate trade in the region by developing other economic ventures e.g. plantation farming / investment of surplus capital, naturalism plus prestige.