Religion and Politics in Kenya

Essays in Honor of a Meddlesome Priest

  • Ben Knighton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

  3. The Religious Background to Politics in Kenya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
  4. The Bishop Meddling in Politics

  5. The Churches’ Involvement in Contemporary Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Paul Gifford
      Pages 201-221
    3. Ben Knighton
      Pages 223-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-294

About this book


Addresses the various political aspects of the Kenyan political mosaic during the time of Bishop David Gitari, later Archbishop 1997-2002. These essays focus on both this courageous man and the various aspects of the political mosaic in Kenya at that time to 2008, in an effort to bring out the religious dimensions of Kenyan and African politics.


Christianity Islam politics religion religion and politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Knighton
    • 1
  1. 1.African Studies AssociationUK

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