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What factors contributed to the development of the trade between Kenyan coast and the outside world by 1900c?

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Factors that contributed to the development of the trade between Kenyan coast and the outside world by 1900c include;

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  • Availability of commodities of trade in E. Africa and subsequent demand elsewhere.
  • Facilitation of the trade by a class of wealthy merchants.
  • High demand of foreign goods in E. African coast
  • Monsoon winds that facilitated movement of traders across the ocean
  • Accessibility of the E. African coast due to the good natural harbors
  • Presence of local/regional trade that laid a base for the international trade.
  • Development of marine technology that enhanced the movement of traders
  • Establishment of Arab settlement along E. African coast
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