What were the consequences of the Agikuyu reaction to British rule?

What were the consequences of the Agikuyu reaction to British rule?

the following were the consequence of Agikuyu reaction to British rule in Kenya

  • Emergence of Home guards, colonial headmen and many other agents of British rule in Kenya.
  • Massive destruction of property.
  • Western education and conversion to Christianity for those who collaborated.
  • The shift of base by the British from fort Dagoreti to Fort Smith and later Fort Hall due to constant Agikuyu raids.

  • More hatred and animosity in Kikuyuland, with each section lacking trust for the other.
  • Massive loss of life, especially on the side of the Agikuyu, many of whose leaders and fighters were killed.
  • Enormous wealth and rise to prominence by some leaders due to collaboration.
  • Loss of Gikuyu independence as their resistance was highly segmentary and isolated into a few sections that were easily suppressed.
  • Massive land alienation, which was carried out with the help of collaborating leaders for white settlement in Kikuyuland.
  • Eventual declaration of British Protectorate status over Kikuyu territory, leading to British colonization.
  • Death of Gikuyu leaders and warriors such as Chief Waiyaki Way Hinga.


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