Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy

Edited by Godwin R. Murunga, and Shadrack W. Nasong’o. Dakar/London, CODESRIA/Zed Books, 2007. , 368 p., ISBN-13: 978-1842778579

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Riveting, compelling, engaging and inspiring. Not only is Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy a book of first-rate schol-
arship, it is an informative and readable treatise on the everyday expressions of Kenyan citizens’ intense passions for
openness, justice and responsible governance. Murunga, Nasong’o and their fellow contributors lay bear the plethora
of shenanigans which the Kenyan state, its lenders and its clients have used over time to ensure the monopolization
of power by the few

Lisa Aubrey, Ohio University.

A very refreshing, rigorous, informative, and multidisciplinary analysis of Kenya’s transition to democratic governance.
Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy not only identifies the reasons behind Kenya’s failure to institutionalize democracy,
but also proffers possible solutions

John Mukum Mbaku, Willard L. Eccles Professor of Economics and John
S. Hinckley Fellow, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.

A moving and comprehensive analysis of institutions and actors that have shaped Kenya’s future … For Africanists, this is a compulsory
reading which requires a response

Winnie Mitullah, University of Nairobi.

November 25 2007