The british east african company was granted a charter in 1888, which led to the colonization of present day kenya when the company became bankrupt the british government took over administration of the colony which they intended to use a gateway to uganda, buganda and bunyoro because there were no. The british colonization of kenya destroyed the culture and economy of the native people, but it established a democratic government and left kenya a more modernized country during the 1880’s through 1914, the start of wwi, was an age of imperialism. The british would force their beliefs and ideas of a more “civilized” lifestyle on the native people of africa imperialism also had many negative effects on the people of kenya, because they were forced to follow the policies of the europeans who controlled and regulated them.
Wamagatta, evanson n british administration and the chiefs' tyranny in early colonial kenya, journal of asian & african studies aug 2009, vol 44 issue 4, pp 371–388 argues that the chiefs' tyranny in early colonial kenya had its roots in the british administrative style since the government needed strong-handed local leaders to enforce its unpopular laws and regulations. The protectorate of kenya was governed as part of the colony of kenya by virtue of an agreement between the united kingdom and the sultan dated 14 december 1895 in the 1920s natives objected to the reservation of the white highlands for europeans, especially british war veterans.
Uganda and kenya as british protectorates were founded in 1894 colonization of africa employed a number of methods the main ones were the use of the gun the bible or religion buganda was colonized by the gun, bible and koran.
The british therefore resisted turning kenya into a full self-governing colony it also limited white settlement to the highlands having said this, it still gave the lion's share of representation to the white settlers.
British established control in kenya through the imperial british east africa company the administrator of all of british east africa furthermore, kenya was established a british protectorate in 1895 giving britain complete control and protection over the state of kenya the colonizing of this state began with completely reconstructing the indigenous ways of life the british appointed new chiefs and got rid of the old traditional leaders (ochieng. History, british colonization british authority, lake victoria basin, colonial conquest, british protectorate, colonial state in 1886 and 1890 britain reached agreements with germany that delineated a boundary between british territory in kenya and german territory in tanganyika (part of present-day tanzania) to the south. Colonialism changed politics for everyone living there the population of kenya contained a large amount of different ethnic groups all living together under british rule, and only 3 percent of kenya’s population was non-african a policy of indirect rule was used in africa by the british.
But kenya's colonial future develops accidentally - as a result of events unfolding in zanzibar in 1885 a german-british carve up: 1885-1886 on 7 august 1885 five german warships steam into the lagoon of zanzibar and train their guns on the sultan's palace.