Why the colonial government encouraged white settlement

i) The need to meet the cost of administration and railway construction

ii) The colonial government wanted to make Kenya a whiteman's country, therefore encouraged white settlement

iii) The scarcity of other resources encouraged the white settlers to come as to maximize the use of the land.

iv) The settlers were expected to produce raw materials for the many industries in Britain.

v) The Africans didn't have the funds and technical know-how to be used in Large Scale farming

vi) The Kenya highlands were suitable for European settlement due to the cool climate

vii) The colonial government wanted to control the Indian influence in Kenya by settling more whites