Factors that facilitated the spread of Islam in East Africa?
- Proximity of East Africa to Arabia.
- Existence of muslim city states which harboured the arabs
- The roles of the Somalis – closeness to Saudi Arabia.
- The existence of trade goods in the interior of East Africa.
- Intermarriage between Arabs and the local people.
- The chiefs – hospitality of these chiefs to the arabs
- Missionary workers – from Tanganyika