Multi-party Politics in Kenya

David W. Throup
Charles Hornsby

Multi-party Politics in Kenya


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First Published: 23 Feb 2005
13 Digit ISBN: 9780852558041
15 black and white illustrations
Pages: 672
Size: 21.6 x 13.8
Binding: Paperback
Imprint: James Currey
BIC Class: GTB

Details updated on 05 Oct 2015

The two authors of this work analyse the case of post-colonial Kenya under Kenyatta and Moi and show how, in spite of a multi-party system, the ruling elite has kept power and wealth to itself.

North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP

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The great strength of this book lies with its empirical richness and depth... Readers who are unfamiliar with the historical background of recent Kenyan politics will be aided enormously by the excellent summary provided .... most sophisticated and exhaustive study of an African election since the beginnings of the continent's democratization process in the early 1990s. - Robert Buijtenhuijs in AFRICAN AFFAIRS authoritative compendium of the rise and fall of the popular opposition movement to the Moi government... - Michael Chege in THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
In sum, this is a significant book, painstakingly researched and thoroughly reported. Despite its focus on Kenya, it should appeal to anyone interested in African politics - and it should be mandatory pre-polling reading for anyone in monitoring an African election. - John Spencer in THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES
This rich case study's great strength lies in its authors' impressive command of the day-to-day Kenyan politics and in its sheer mass of meticulous details... Interested readers who have some knowledge of Kenya will find this account engaging and usefully encyclopedic. - Angelique Haugerud in JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY