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Black policemen in the British East Africa Police Force ameliorated the expansion of capitalism in Kenya. The use of black policemen in taxation and labor laws illustrates their deep commitment in the affirmation of capitalism, and it also demonstrates the integration of African countries into the western form of capitalist economy. Black policemen accepted their roles as tax collectors and labor enforcers. Based on their numerical strength and knowledge of the local topography, they emerged as the linchpin of capitalism, and paved the way for its firm entrenchment. This book explores the symbiotic relationship between black policemen and colonial capitalist economy in Kenya. I argue that black policemen were not so much involved with the prevention and detection of crime, but rather they focused on serving the exploitative economic interests of the colonial power. Without them the exploitation of Africa's resources would have been extremely difficult and this in turn would have made colonialism unsustainable, a situation that would have made the idea to colonize Africa an empty proposition.


Author Samson Kaunga Ndanyi

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GTIN 9783659539640

Language English

Pages 180

Product type Paperback

Dimension 8.66 x 5.91  inches

Black Policemen And Capitalism In Colonial Africa, 1895-1913

Samson Kaunga Ndanyi

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