Relations between the Indian and African communities in Kisii county 1901-2002
Nyakundi, Mogire Enock
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Although the Indian community has been in Kenya for decades, little has been written about their contribution to the social, political and economic development of the country. The history of Indian-African relations is a highly ignored subject that has received limited attention by scholars. It is against this background that this study will seek to examine the Indian-African relations in Kisii County. The study will broadly examine and focus on three analytical questions. Firstly, how did the Indian community come to settle in Kisii county? .Secondly, what was the nature of the Indian African relation between 1901 and 2002? And thirdly what is the contribution of the Indians to the social, political and economic development of Kisii County? The geographical area of study will be Kisii County. The study will cover the period between 1901 and 2002.The years will provide significant information as it covers the colonial and post colonial shifts in the relations between the Indians and Africans. The study is significant because it will help in providing important knowledge, information and data necessary for improving racial minorities, active involvement and participation in social, political and economic activities. The information will help foster and promote racial relations, national cohesion and social, political and economic integration. The study will employ two theories; the post-colonial theory and the pluralism theory. Together the theories are expected to be crucial tools with which to analyze and interrogate the diverse Afro-Indian relations in Kisii County. The research design will be based on qualitative procedures and historical explanations. The research will employ purposive and snowballing sampling techniques to collect data. Both primary and secondary data will be used.