Anti-Colonial Struggle in Kenya and India- History

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Anti-Colonial strugglers include the people who were against colonial rule in Kenya and India. They organized themselves in groups that led the rebellion against colonialists and waging guerrilla warfare against the colonizers.

The groups resisted the arrival of the colonizer and they were fighting for self-independence and social injustices by the colonizers and groups like Irua ria Atumia among the Kikuyu community groups that resisted the British rule.

Other groups that resisted the colonial rule included the Mau Mau. The Mau Mau Rebellion waged a resistance to the British rule in Kenya and their efforts led to independence in Kenya.

Both Kenyan and Indian icons that resisted colonialism include Deaden Kimathi Waciuri who was born on October 31 1920 and died on February 18, 1957. He was a rebel Kenyan leader who fought the British colonization.

Others include Gopal Singh Chandan (1898-12969), Ramogi Achieng Oneko (1920-2007), Bildad Kagia, Kungu Karumba, Fred Kubai, and Paul Ngei (18 October 1923-15 August 2004).

Others were Pio Gama Pinto (March 31, 1927-February 25, 1965, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga (1911-1994), and Jomo Kenyetta (1849-1978) as the first President of the Republic of Kenya were among the icons in the anti-colonial struggles in Kenya.

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The British rulers also colonized the Indians and the Indians opposed the British rule. The anti-colonial groups in Indian waged resistance to the British rule by organizing civil disobedience and negotiations, Gandhi was the negotiator between the British and the Indian people.

Among the Indian icons that led into the anti-colonial struggle include Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known to the world as Mahatma Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) who is regarded by his countrymen as the father of the nation, Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) as played a big role in liberating Indians from British colonialist to self-independence.

Source by Pauline Go

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