the reasons why some Gikuyu leaders collaborated with British rule

the following are reasons why some Gikuyu leaders collaborated with British rule

Gikuyu leaders such as Kinyanjui Way Gathirimu and Karuri Wa Gakure sided with British rule because:

  • They got personal wealth and prestige through company trade.
  • They wanted protection and recognition of their positions of leadership.
  • They needed protection from their local enemies, whom they suppressed with British support.
  • They knew very well that, with their inferior weapons, they would not mean much to the might of the British force and weaponry.
  • They wanted to benefit from Christianity and Western education.
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