Kenya After 50

Reconfiguring Historical, Political, and Policy Milestones

  • Editors
  • Michael Mwenda Kithinji
  • Mickie Mwanzia Koster
  • Jerono P. Rotich

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Jerono P. Rotich
      Pages 1-15
  3. Contesting History and Memories

  4. Reassessing Politics and Policies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-277

About this book


This book applies an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate the journey that Kenya has traveled as a nation since the end of colonialism on December 12, 1963. The book demonstrates that Kenya's postcolonial experience is marked with moments of tremendous feats amidst economic and political challenges that have on occasion strained the national fabric. While Kenya has distinguished itself as a commerce and industry hub in East Africa, the country is confronted with many challenges including job scarcity, ethnic differences nurtured by the political class, and widespread corruption.


Africa African history history independence international relations Kenya political science politics public policy reforms

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56460-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55830-5
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