The Ecology and Economic Practices of the Isukha and Idakho Communities in Colonial Period 1895-1963

Abstract

The penetration of colonialism in Isukha and Idakho can best be understood within the general framework of the global imperialism of the nineteenth century, with Europe being the hub of global imperialism where the imperialists were motivated by economic, humanitarian and strategic factors. After the 1886 and 1890 Anglo-German treaties at Berlin's conference, East Africa was divided between the British and the Germans. British East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) was under the control of the Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEACo). In 1894, Uganda was declared a protectorate and its sphere included the Baluyia. This same year, protectorate officials were sent to Mumias, which was by then a traders' entry-point on the road to Uganda. This paper analyses the ecology and economic environment of the Bisukha and Bidakho of the Luyia community during the colonial epoch. The paper took a qualitative approach to data collection, engaging participants in oral interviews and focused group discussions on understanding the two community practices. In what is termed an ethnographic approach, the author finds that the natives lost control of resources that were crucial in the proper management of their environments and the practice of various economic activities. This paper, therefore, finds that Land as a natural resource was alienated with forests being gazetted and animals confiscated to feed the soldiers of World Wars I and II
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APA

Lusambili</div>, < (2024). The Ecology and Economic Practices of the Isukha and Idakho Communities in Colonial Period 1895-1963. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-ecology-and-economic-practices-of-the-isukha-and-idakho-communities-in-colonial-period-1895-1963

MLA 8th

Lusambili</div>, <div>Muchanga "The Ecology and Economic Practices of the Isukha and Idakho Communities in Colonial Period 1895-1963" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/the-ecology-and-economic-practices-of-the-isukha-and-idakho-communities-in-colonial-period-1895-1963. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Lusambili</div>, <div>Muchanga . "The Ecology and Economic Practices of the Isukha and Idakho Communities in Colonial Period 1895-1963". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024. Web. 16 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-ecology-and-economic-practices-of-the-isukha-and-idakho-communities-in-colonial-period-1895-1963 >.

Chicago

Lusambili</div>, <div>Muchanga . "The Ecology and Economic Practices of the Isukha and Idakho Communities in Colonial Period 1895-1963" Afribary (2024). Accessed July 16, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-ecology-and-economic-practices-of-the-isukha-and-idakho-communities-in-colonial-period-1895-1963