The Short Life of the New Imperialism
This chapter examines the history of the empire of British Kenya. It explains that the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya was under British rule during the period from 1920 to 1963. It discusses the Nandi people's war of attrition against the encroaching British Empire and the shooting of Nandi supreme chief Koitalel Arap Samoei by Richard Meinertzhagen who was on secondment to the King's African Rifles (KAR). This chapter also considers the British government's framing of their East African imperial project in moral and humanitarian terms and the quick collapse of the British Empire in Africa after Africans acquired the means to expose its inherent weaknesses.
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