Why Kenya is a Nation in Embryo

Title

Why Kenya is a Nation in Embryo

Files

Description

Published in 50 Years Since Independence: Where is Kenya?, Susan Wakhungu-Githuku, ed.

Kenya, like most post-colonial African states, has yet to cohere into a nation. It is a nation in embryo. Nation building has been retarded by a kleptocratic elite incapable of defining -- and sustaining -- Kenya's national interests. Public corruption, political mobilization along ethnic lines, and an underdeveloped party culture have undermined the creation of a national consciousness in East Africa's anchor state.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Footprints Press

First Page

238

Keywords

Kenya, post-colonial state, national consciousness, state in embryo, national interest, ethnicity, public corruption

Disciplines

Human Rights Law | Law

Why Kenya is a Nation in Embryo

Share

COinS