English in East Africa

  • Colonised

    Kenya, Tansania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malwai and Uganda were colonised by British colonists.
  • British protectorates

    the 6 countries became British protectorates where English played an important role because of the English government, education and law.
  • Independence

    The 6 countries achieved independence one by one.
    English became the official language in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia
  • Refugees speak English

    The refugees who returned from Kenya and Uganda after the 1994 genocide speak English.