Explain the effects of slave trade on the African communities in Kenya
The raids for slaves by traders led to insecurity and fear making people abandon their economic activities.
Able- bodied people were taken away as slaves leaving the weak who could not work effectively.
It led to the death of family members denying the family the much needed workforce.
Led to loss of skilled labour force e.g. iron smiths
Methods used in acquiring slaves such as burning of houses led to destruction of the environment and human suffering
Slave raids and slave of people led to depopulation/ displacement
Promoted interaction between African communities e.g. the Akamba and Agikuyu
Led to the spread and use of Kiswahili in the interior of Kenya
Led to the spread of Islam and Islamic culture
Opened up the interior of Kenya for European penetration
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