Explain six effects of Portuguese rule on the Kenyan Coast
It led to the decline of the Indian Ocean trade/decline of gold trade
It led to the decline and ruin of towns
It led to loss of life during their constant raids on coastal towns
The heavy taxes that were imposed on the coastal peoples hindered the development of commercial and agricultural resources at the coast
They built Fort Jesus which became a historic monument in the subsequent years
They brought new crops to the coast e.g. maize, groundnuts and pineapples
They introduced the use of farmyard manure
Their language enriched the Kiswahili language
The introduction of guns and other advanced weapons by the Portuguese contributed to insecurity in the region
Commercial links between the Kenyan coast and the Arabian Peninsular were almost completely cut off.
Some African were converted to Christianity.
Closer links between the Kenyan coast and India developed
Their conquest of the Kenyan coast exposed the area to other European powers.