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 KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 3

Explain the problems faced by Kenyan nationalists in their struggle for independence.

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-Hostility from the colonial government, some were arrested and deported.
-Did not have enough funds to fund their organizations due to low wages.
-There were political wrangles between the
nationalists like in Coast African Association.
-Ethnicity-most early political movements were ethnic-based.
-Many nationalists had little experience in running political parties and they therefore mismanaged their offices.
-Most people were not politically aware and so it
was difficult for the leaders to get followers.
-Leadership and membership in the early political parties were confined to the western educated elite.