Africans lacked modern weapons thus while the British were using the machine

Africans lacked modern weapons thus while the british

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community against another.-Africans lacked modern weapons, thus while the British were using the machine gun they used spears, bow and arrows.-African warriors were not trained prior to their military encounters with the British. Instead they were hapharzadly gathered in times of need.-Some communities had been reduced in population by epidemics and other natural calamities. So they were unable to offer effective resistance to the British.-Poor leadership - Some leaders were even bribed with gifts eg. The Kamba leader accepted gifts of livestock and firearms to give up the armed struggle.5 x 2 = 10mks16.a) Maasai collaboration with British.-The rise of the Nandi in the 1850’s due to political centralisation had greatly weakened the Maasai. The Nandi began to raid the communities that the Maasai raided before and even the Maasai themselves with their power and wealth, they could not offer any resistance. 36
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b)Results of collaborations?
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