Colonialism in Kenya Was No Different to the Apartheid?

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Colonialism in Kenya was no different to the Apartheid? Many are still debating on the statement “Colonialism in Kenya was no different to the Apartheid”. I can’t say I fully agree with this statement however I also don’t fully disagree due to the fact that Kenyans during the time were being similarly treated race wise and also were both being deprived of their rights to education, security etc. However, there were some differences including that Kenyans were actually given the opportunity to European education in small numbers. Colonialism in Kenya had many similarities including the fact that racism in both countries caused major impact on how the countries developed because for example the Kenyan’s were deprived of their right to ; freedom of speech, participation in government, freedom, equality no matter what race, religion or gender. This is very much similar to the Kenyans because a few years before the apartheid the colonialism in Kenya occurred and Kenya was being overruled by the British and this caused Kenyans to be forced into labor which also lead to illogical boundaries being formed and as they used to say Kenyans were like a grasshopper trapped in bottle, meaning that they were also being deprived of their right to freedom because there were limitations on where specific Kenyans could go. Just like the Kenyan’s, the black South African’s weren’t treated with equality due to their skin color/race. They were deprived of their right to freedom because in many areas of South Africa during the time the black South African’s were not allowed to go to many cities in South Africa, they weren’t allowed normal schooling, and even more shocking they were not allowed to sit on the same bench as the white South African’s. Not only this but there was a law on mix marriages, these were not allowed and if mix marriages did occur then the two would be immediately

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