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Kenya: A Bleeding Economy by Darren K

A diagnosis of the state of economic doldrums.

Reporting Presidential Politics in Ke...

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For those who want to understand ethnopolitics, media and presidential elections in Kenya, this is a book to read. Dr Michael Ndonye, in this book, interrogates the utility of ethnopolitical players, the value of ethnopolitical journalism and constructs a matrix that leads to ethnopolitical oligarchy institutionalization in Kenyan politics. To analyze the Kenyan presidential politics with insights, you have to read this book!


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Born amidst the vast wilderness of colonial Kenya, John Keen's life mirrored the country's transformation into a modern nation and regional powerhouse. His nine-decade journey intertwined with Kenya's tumultuous path to independence and the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice. As a young man, Keen's journalistic prowess fueled the movement for Kenyan self-rule, advocating for the return of ancestral lands unjustly seized from the Maasai community. His unwavering pursuit of justice and empowerment laid the foundation of his political career. Throughout his life, Keen remained a staunch defender of human rights, speaking out against oppression and injustice wherever it occurred. He was a fierce critic of corruption and a strong advocate for transparency and accountability in governance. Beyond his political achievements, Keen's legacy extends to his compassion, empathy, and dedication as a family man, loyal friend, and respected Maasai elder. His wisdom and guidance inspired many, leaving behind a legacy of mentorship and inspiration. John Keen's life is a testament to the transformative power of one individual. His unwavering commitment to justice, his unwavering belief in his people's potential, and his unwavering spirit of service continue to inspire generations. His story is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand Kenya's history and the enduring struggle for equality and justice.

Kenya in the 1973-1974 UN Security Co...

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A compendium of rich history and selections from primary source documents detailing the events and resolutions characterising Kenya’s first year as a member of the most powerful world body: the UN Security Council. The book’s role is to shed light on the primacy of Kenya in world affairs as far back as the seventies. The author Donald W. Kaniaru is a lawyer and advocate by training who has served Kenya and the UN in various capacities; more relevant to this book, he was posted to the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in 1970-1974, and in that capacity was involved in many of the direct and indirect deliberations that attended Kenya's first membership in the UN Security Council, and which inform the context and contents of this book.


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Guerrilla Incursions into the Capitalist Mindset is an unprecedented collection of over 60 essays, interviews, petitions and letters as well

The Political Canary Of Kenya by Akec...

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Eng. Ochungo's "The Political Canary of Kenya" offers readers an electrifying journey through three decades of political tumult in Kenya, weaving personal experiences into a compelling narrative that sheds light on the intricate web of political dynamics in the country. Hailing from the Joluo community, Ochungo asserts that his community has disproportionately shouldered the impact of Kenya's political processes, earning them the moniker 'the canary of politics in Kenya.' Eng.Ochungo takes us back to his first foray into the democratic process in 1992, vividly recounting the historic reintroduction of multiparty democracy in Kenya. His firsthand accounts of the election cycles, spanning six in total, provide readers with a ringside seat to the evolution of Kenyan politics. From the clear party divides between KANU and FORD-KENYA to the charismatic figures vying for the presidency, Ochungo's narrative is a rollercoaster of political intrigue. The book delves into the complexities of ethnicity in Kenyan politics, a revelation that dawned on Eng . Ochungo after multiple election cycles. Drawing on the insights of Oyugi and applying Max Weber's discussions on class and status groups, Ochungo posits that Kenya's political landscape is inherently marked by political inequality. Class and status interests often clash, creating a challenging decision-making process for individuals, as vividly illustrated by the hypothetical scenario involving a successful Joluo businessman. One of the highlights of the book is Ochungo's personal encounter with Jaramogi, the charismatic political figure known as 'Double O' in Africa. The author paints a vivid picture of the anticipation and excitement that surrounded Jaramogi's visit to their town during the presidential campaign. The detailed account of the encounter, accompanied by a compelling photograph, adds a human touch to the political narrative, making it relatable to readers. As readers traverse the pages of "The Political Canary of Kenya," they can expect a no-holds-barred exploration of Kenyan politics, peppered with Eng Ochungo's insightful analysis and candid observations. The book promises to unravel the intricacies of political inequality, ethnic dynamics, and the challenges faced by voters in a country with a rich yet tumultuous political history. Indeed,readers cannot afford to miss out on Eng.Ochungo's explosive account of Kenya's political landscape. "The Political Canary of Kenya" is not just a book; it's a captivating journey through the heart of Kenyan politics, offering readers a front-row seat to the drama, challenges, and triumphs that have defined the nation's democratic evolution. Grab your copy now and dive into the political whirlwind that is "The Political Canary of Kenya."

Camp In Between by Beatty Sheila Opanga

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Camp in Between is a collection of six exhilarating stories, with various plots, set in various towns in Kenya, woven together by the author’s inventive use of Kenya’s many languages, her humorous wit, and fearless bluntness, majorly to ask one question, what makes a good parent? Love within and without the bounds of morality addressed, and so is history and a little bit of Kenya’s constantly unstable style of government and where that might lead us.

Aiming High: The Story my life by Hon...

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Aged 36 years, Kenneth Matiba, briefcase in hand, stood outside the entrance of Jogoo House A, and bid farewell to a messenger passing by. The messenger was the last person he saw as he quit his top position at the civil service, where he had been tapped as Permanent Secretary at only 31 years old. The messenger, perhaps, foreshadowed his attachment to the common mwananchi. Years later, thousands would line up on the route from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to welcome Matiba back from London. The incident outside Jogoo House was also a contrast of a man who would later become a billionaire businessman rumoured to have paid Sh14 million annually to a British public relations firm in London. Took it well Matiba quit the civil service in June 1968 after giving a one year notice to the then Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President, Geoffrey Kariithi. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta would later phone Mr Kariithi, demanding to know who had given Matiba permission to leave. Mzee was politely reminded that he authorised it himself; and took it well when Matiba went to say goodbye. “I was relieved when he wished me well,” wrote Matiba in his autobiography, Aiming High, The Story of my Life. When Matiba informed him that his son, Raymond, was going to be circumcised along with John Michuki’s two boys, mzee requested that his two sons, Uhuru and Muhoho, join them. Reluctant politician A reluctant politician, Matiba contested for the Kiharu parliamentary seat (then known as Mbiri) in 1979 where he ousted former Cabinet Minister, Gikonyo Kiano. And at 5pm when the radio announced that he had trounced Dr Kiano, hundreds of people started streaming towards his Embassy House office in Murang’a. “I have never seen so many people in my life at night. They were everywhere,” he wrote. According to his autobiography, even police could not control the crowd.

The Men Do Not Eat Wings – A No...

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Set in Kenya and spanning almost three centuries from the pre-colonial 1700s to the turbulent 1990s, The Men Do Not Eat Wings tells the intertwined stories of eight men from five generations of a Luo family: Nwanji, Oweh, Osewe, Ang’awa, Luka, Boro, Okello, and Sakawa. In 1999, one of them, Luka, a successful farmer and businessman in western Kenya, is brutally murdered. A poor squatter on Luka’s farm is arrested and charged with committing the crime. But at Luka’s funeral, why does his widow seem to suggest that Luka might have done something that contributed to his death? The answer lies partly in Luka’s recent business dealings and the complicated relationships that underpinned them. The answer also lies in Luka’s entanglement in sinister tribalistic political schemes that soon draw in his son, Sakawa, and his brother, Okello. But most of all, the answer lies in Luka’s family history and Luo culture – both of which are marked by male dominance, bravery, violence, ambition, and love.


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Through Mary’s captivating storytelling, you will be transported into the world of a young village girl who starts with a dream for a bright future and grows into a successful mother and corporate leader. It offers you a rare glimpse into Mary Wangari’s process of success, revealing that it is not just about achieving goals but also about experiencing the beauty and complexity of life. Mary’s poignant exploration of grief and loss offers important lessons to confront the inevitability of mortality and cherish every moment we have with loved ones. What sets this book apart is its unwavering optimism, showing that what we believe to be impossible is only limited by our imagination. This book is a profound reminder that life is a journey with many seasons, each with valuable lessons that transcend time.


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The last maidens of Ramogi is a myth about how a mysterious lake came to be. Anyango Nyar Gwasi, one of the last maidens of Ramogi—who is the father of the Luo tribe ancestry, wishes that his first wife lives amongst his descendants. Anyango Nyar Gwasi is chosen as a reincarnation of the first wife of Ramogi as many have been before her, some from her own bloodline. She finds out about it in her life’s journey to find a home away from home. It is riddled with folklore fantasy and a venture in the fascinating enclaves of the Luo culture.

Abantu: from the Nile to Kirimaara A ...

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Abantu: from the Nile to Kirimaara A journey of 1000 Years by Engineer Kiruki Mwithimbu

Bob Collymore: A Short Impactful Life...

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The book is a monography; some would say an unauthorized biography of former Safaricom CEO Robert William Collymore. The Guyana-born executive was at the helm of Kenya's most influential and profitable company. The leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company in Kenya also had ties to Vodafone, a company headquartered in London, Gt. Britain, and Kenya's former colonial master. This relationship between Kenya's Safaricom and Gt. Britain's Vodafone illustrates the construct Ghanaian Kwame Nkrumah warned the newly independent African countries about.

What They Didn`t Tell You About Retir...

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Every individual loves to have a job. Typically, this is achieved through self-employment and employment by other people, including public and private institutions. Having something to do daily adds spice and meaning to one’s life. Even though it is imperative for us to occasionally remember that we shall leave our jobs and adjust to leading another life after retirement, many people work every day without taking some moments to think seriously that one day they will retire from their active life. The purpose of this book is to provide pieces of advice on how to plan for retirement irrespective of one’s age; to illuminate on the consequences of not planning for retirement, the challenges which one encounters and how to successfully deal with them, and in general, to remind us that there is life after retirement. Life can either be exciting and fulfilling, or harsh and overwhelming, all depending on how we conduct ourselves in our days of active lives. The author further emphasizes the need to view life as continuation from one station to another, without focusing on an expiry date, as if it is an event or single contractual engagement.


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Through a meeting with Wendy, they form a bond and together, they embark on life's journey. Life turns wonderful, until disasters knock at the door, one after the other… Meanwhile, detective Tom Mbuke is running out of time to solve a series of bizarre happenings that befall the Teluves. He blames himself for a prank that caused so much pain as a 10-year-old and vowed to leave no stone unturned to find out what really happened. But nothing could prepare him to handle the truth that emerges. Kraft is a story about deceit, love, sex, power, betrayal, crime, money and anything in between, set in colonial Kenya and spanning two generations to present day Kenya and around several continents…

Cast the First Stone

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Driven by acquisitive greed, corrupt individuals lobby the government for favourable policies for their businesses. In cutthroat competition, the high and mighty engages in deadly selfish games of land and property acquisition regardless of cost. The poor are equally determined! They use every imaginable trick to have their piece of the pie. Cast the first stone is an intriguing story on lives in an African country. Kalamu, an investigative journalist, embarks on a truth-seeking assignment at the Alfajiri Scheme, not aware that his expose’ will rattle the establishment. He discovers rot whose tentacles run deep, presenting unprecedented risk to his life and the lives of his sources! Will he unravel the tangled maze? What Others Say “Cast the First Stone is moving story about the pivotal role of the press in the fight for positive change in corruption-ridden societies. It is an indictment of the press and government in the perpetuation of corruption, particularly in developing countries. The novelist has demonstrated great command of the English language and written the story with a powerful message in a style that is easy and interesting to read. The issues addressed are very relevant to the African society today.” – Dr. Andrew Nyongesa, Scholar of Literature. “From cutting deals, playing the deadly and selfish games of trampling on the poor to get ahead, to the never-say-die spirit of the poor to get a piece of the cake, Cast the First Stone is a riveting story that illuminates the realities of a corrupt, unjust society!” – Anonymous.

Citizen Evolution: Kenyans of Yesterd...

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Citizen Evolution: Kenyans of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Joe Kinoti Marete

The Child is Black By Sr. Esther Jeru...

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The Child is Black is a poetry collection of sixty poems that date back to over a decade ago written with a feminine touch while didactically instigating values, philosophizing life as well as entertaining readers by means of mnemonic effects and subtle humor. The writer takes on various personae so as to effectively and limitlessly speak. The poet (author) is currently a teacher of English at St. Georges Girls Eldoret. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Summa Cum Laude) and a part time post Graduate student of Mount Kenya University Thika. She is also a Catholic nun belonging to the congregation of Franciscan Sisters of The Immaculate Conception, Kenya Region.

Callused Hands

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Kenyan coffee is renowned all over the world for its distinctive quality and hence reputation. It graces tables of the finest eateries from London to New York, and has been romanticized by those who visited the country and were enchanted by it. At one point it was the leading contributor to the country's foreign revenue. Unknown to many in the world the slavery-like conditions under which it is produced. Callused Hands explores some of these difficult conditions under which this precious 'black gold' is produced, and the unseen faces that grovel under the surface in ensuring that gourmet consumers in the West are fed. "This is a great book! It makes me feel like it is a fresh and imaginative story that makes sense the entire time of reading it. It is well written and exceptionally compelling." - Sheena Brennan - Publishing Editor "The novel celebrates the spirit and bravery of disempowered women who can, together, tip the balance in favour of workers and justice. This is a compassionate and ultimately triumphant story. - Linda Cracknell, Writer-in-Residence at Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital "Stanley Gazemba's Calloused Hands is an exciting work that re-imagines hopelessness. In a sluggish almost non-committal fashion, the novel creates ground for the readers to take a peek into the lives of the 'wretched of the earth.' One feels as though he has been sucked into that bottomless pit from which the characters are struggling to come up for air. The never-ending suffering becomes a bitter-sweet element that angers and then provokes one to want to change the story- to make it sweeter for all." - Dr. Fred Mbogo, Moi University

Promises Broken by Joe Khamisi

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Promises Broken by Joe Khamisi