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

Problems faced by trade unions during the colonial period.

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Problem faced by trade unions during the colonial period.
a) There was fear of victimization and harassment from the colonial authorities especially in the pioneer years.
b) The migrant nature of African workforce paused a challenge to their membership.
c) Ignorance of the African people about trade unionism and its role.
d) Poor leadership which affected the running of pioneer trade unions.
e) Shortage of funds since they relied on meager contributions from the poorly paid workers.
f) Mismanagement of funds by the officials due to inexperience or corruption.