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 Political Developments and the Struggle for Independence in Kenya (1919-1963)

Features of the political associations formed in Kenya before 1939

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Features of the political associations formed in Kenya before 1939
a) They lacked a national outlook since they were ethnic.
b) Most of them received material and moral support from the Asians
c) Mission-Educated African young men led them. For example, Harry Thuku, Okwiri and Mwambichi.
d) They were formed in response to socio-economic and land problems of various ethnic groups.
e) They all agitated for an end to European exploitation and oppression rather than demand for political independence.
f) Most of them did not attract large membership due to their ethnic tendency.


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