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Transcript of Imperialism -Kenya
Improving sanitation and education.
Building of hospitals, schools etc
Local welfare- reduces
life expectancy rises
Lost control of land and independence
Death by new diseases
African culture replaced by European culture
Homes and properties transferred
Division of African culture
When- December 12, 1963.
How- Mau Mau’s rebel movement (formed in 1952), in response to his rebellion the government declared a state of emergency.
Leaders in movement- Jomo Kenyatta, Dedan Kimathi,
Government- parliamentary democracy
Britain took over…
British East Africa (East African Protectorate
Easy access to central Africa,
Place to settle surplus population
Raw materials : coffee and tea
Growing economic interests in east Africa between Britain and German traders.
The area that became Kenya was acquired by the East Africa Trading Company.
- A policy of extending a countries power and influence threw diplomacy or military force.
Languages spoken in Kenya are English and Swahili
The five largest ethnic groups are the :Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya, Kamba and Kalenjin.
account for 70%. 97.58% of Kenya's citizens
The predominate religion in kenya is Christianity, other faith practices in kenya are Baha'i, Hindu, Islam, and other African religions.
There music style is known as benga.
Public holidays are mashujaa day (oct 20 day to give thanks to all that helped in the kenya independence) and independent day (dec 12).
Kitenge, a cotton fabric made into various colors and design threw tie dye and embroidery.
Mau Mau Rebellion - in 1942 members of Kikuyu, Embu, Meru, and Kamba tribes took a oath of unity to fight together for freedom from Britain.
The oath was the beginning.
Brutal deaths replicating the ritual slaughter.
Violence grew attacks to farms
the slaughter of Europeans pushed many settlers to leave the country.
in 1954 mau mau main leader was arrested
in 1955 120'000 partisans started the revolt.
only 15'000 were still alive and free.
despite the the arresting of the leaders mau mau did not disappear until Jomo was released and the country gained independence.
Red- simbolized the blood shed for freedom.
Black- the indigenous black population.
Green- Kenya's fertile land and natural weath.
White- peace and unity.
Maasai warrior's shield- defense of freedom.
Kenya is located below Ethiopia , above Tanzania on the coast.
Rainfall isn't uncommon typical pattern for rain is a torrential downpour, lasting from half an hour to an hour.
The sun then comes out and dries the ground in minutes.
Hot most of year (jan,feb,mar,sep,oct)
Rainy time (apr,nov,dec)
Many plant and aquatic herbivores. Many cat like predators.
For examples: loins, hippos, giraffes, suni, oribi.
Water resources are under pressure do to chemical and industrial waste.
Overexploitation over harvesting over the past decades has reduced the countries timber resources.
Resources- salt, limestone, soda ash, zinc, corn, wheat, sugarcane, livestock
Trade- tea, fish, coffee, cement, slave
Unemployment rate: 40% (2008 est.)
40% (2001 est.)
women in Kenya do the vast majority of agricultural work
nearly 40% of households are solely ran by women
life expectancy -45 to 48 years
(2011) 57 years
Kenya's government failed to achieve adequate living conditions for most of its citizens; violence, corruption, and tribalism (loyalty to a tribe or other social groups)
Many conflicts over: land, money, power, economic policy, etc.
Kenya battles to end ‘sex for fish’ trade-