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KNEC KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Question Paper / 2016 Pre KCSE

KNEC KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Question Paper / 2016 Pre KCSE

2016 Pre KCSE

History and Government Paper 1

SECTION A (25 Marks)

Answer ALL the Questions from this Section


Identify two aspects of history.

 2 marks


Name the supreme council among the Ameru in the pre colonial period.

 1 marks


State two solutions the Kenya government has put in place to remedy food shortage.

 2 marks


Give the main factor that led to the growth of towns along the Kenyan coast before 19th

 1 marks


State two conditions that may qualify one to be registered as a Kenya citizen.

 2 marks


State one advantage of using arbitration as a method of solving conflicts.

 1 marks


Give one provision of the national accord of 2008.

 1 marks


What was the main reason for the signing of Heligoland treaty of 1890?

 1 marks


Give two reasons why Africans were reluctant to provide labour during the colonial period.

 2 marks


State two positive results of the Mau Mau uprising.

 2 marks


Mention one main strategy introduced by Jomo Kenyatta to try and eliminate the social
problems that faced Kenya at independence.

 1 marks


Give two qualifications for one to vie as a member of the county assembly in Kenya.

 2 marks


Identify one pillar of Nyayoism.

 1 marks


State two external factors that led to growth of multiparty system in Kenya in the early 1990’s.

 2 marks


Identify one member of the executive arm of government in Kenya.

 1 marks


Give the composition of the county assemblies in Kenya.

 2 marks


Identify one major way in which the national government raises public revenue internally.

 1 marks

SECTION B (45 Marks)

Attempt any THREE questions from this section in the answer booklets provided.


(a) Outline five reasons for the migration of the Luo form their original homeland. (5 marks)
(b) Describe the political organization of the Mijikenda during the pre-colonial period.
(10 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Give three roles of Mekatilili wa Menza in the Agiriama resistance. (3 marks)
(b) Explain six results of the Agikuyu mixed reaction towards the establishment of the British
rule in Kenya. (12 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Name three members of the ‘Kapenguria six’. (3 marks)
(b) Describe the role of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga in the struggle for independence inKenya.
(12 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Identify three types of landholding in Kenya. (3 marks)
(b) Explain six political challenges that have faced post-independent Kenya. (12 marks)

 15 marks

SECTION C (30 Marks)

Attempt any TWO questions from this section


(a) State three stages in the electoral process in Kenya (3 marks)

(b) Explain the election flaws as per the Kriegler and Waki Report that necessitated electoral
reforms (12 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Give three characteristics of human rights ? (3 marks)

(b) Explain six rights of arrested persons in Kenya (12 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Give five principles of public finance in Kenya (5 marks)
(b) Explain how the County governments spend their money in Kenya (10 marks)

 15 marks

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