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The Analysis of the Historical Relations Between Consumer Co-Operatives and the Labour Movement in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Gicheru, Esther
dc.contributor.author M'Imanyara, Kirianki
dc.contributor.author K. Maiyo, Silas
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-09T11:47:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-09T11:47:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation GICHERU, E., M’IMANYARA, K., & MAIYO, S. (2019). The Analysis of the historical relations between consumer cooperatives and the labour movement in Kenya. African Journal of Co-Operative Development and Technology, 3(1), 30-41. Retrieved from https://journals.cuk.ac.ke/index.php/12/article/view/16 en_US
dc.identifier.issn Online ISSN: 2708 - 6534
dc.identifier.issn Print ISSN: 2411 - 6645
dc.identifier.uri https://journals.cuk.ac.ke/index.php/12/article/view/16/11
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/710
dc.description A research article published in The African Journal of Co-operative Development and Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract Kenya celebrated 100 years in 2008 since the first Co - operative enterprise was est ablished by British colonial settler community in Kipkelion in Kericho. Today, the Co - operative landscape in Kenya is dominated by Co - operatives in four economic sectors: financial (mainly savings and credit, banking and insurance), agriculture (mainly for export crops), housing (mainly land buying and real estate development) and transport (mainly mini - bus public transport for urban and peri - urban areas). These Co - operatives employ about 450,000 people directly and perhaps close to 1 million in related sup port services. Three key categories of Co - operatives that have not taken off in Kenya include, but are not limited to, consumer Co - operatives, workers’ Co - operatives and environmentally - friendly Co - operatives. There is little understanding of the reasons f or the low uptake of these categories of Co - operatives in Kenya. The research investigated the historical context in which the consumer Co - operatives emerged in Kenya; their chronological development; their organization structure and socio - economic impact. Based on the five key questions that guided the study, it was found that (a) many people and the labour movement institutions in Kenya do have full understanding of the nature, benefits and operations of Consumer Co - operatives (b) the main factors that ha ve contributed to the failure of established consumer Co - operative enterprises is poor governance and management capacity of Co - operative leaders and members of consumer Co - operative enterprises (c) the labour movement played a key role in the establishmen t and support of consumer Co - operative enterprises during the colonial period and the first three decades after independence (1960s and 1980s) but now play an insignificant role today , and (d) the Kenyan government should provide the requite political good will and support national institutional structures to assure sustainability . en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Co-operative University of Kenya en_US
dc.subject Consumer Co-operatives en_US
dc.subject Environmentally - friendly cooperatives en_US
dc.title The Analysis of the Historical Relations Between Consumer Co-Operatives and the Labour Movement in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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