Why Kenya is a Nation in Embryo
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.
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Makau W. Mutua, Why Kenya is a Nation in Embryo, in 50 Years Since Independence: Where is Kenya? 238 (Susan Wakhungu-Githuku, ed., Footprints Press 2013).