This book provides a richly detailed ethnography of Kenyan khat, tracing some of the many national and transnational trajectories this controversial stimulant takes from its centre of production in the Nyambene Hills to consumers in Kenya and throughout the world. The author, guided by his friend and khat connoisseur M'Mucheke, draws out the full economic, social and cultural significance of the substance, situating this significance within current debates on the legality of khat and the global rhetoric of the 'war on drugs'. The work explores how networks of Kenyan khat bring people of diverse backgrounds together in sometimes uneasy relationships, and highlights the vast cluster of meanings this remarkable commodity has accrued in its 'social life'.
Economy of Development in Kenya (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012 ).
After they had gained independence, many African countries, including Kenya, initially emphasized efforts to build a nation-state. That, in turn, had a highly centralizing effect and a negative impact on the efficient
phenomenon with greater import than a movement that appeared only in the 1980s—although this was an era when particular growth occurred, and these religious conceptions were especially powerful and of notable impact in Kenya.
Our localised narrative of neo-Pentecostalism in Kenya looked at how the post
* Anne E. Schowalter, 2016 jd - llm in International and Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law.
The government of Kenya has employed a wide range of strategies to undermine the prosecutions of President Uhuru Kenyatta (“Kenyatta”) and Deputy President William
Henry Muoria (1914-97), self-taught journalist and pamphleteer, helped to inspire Kenya's nationalisms before Mau Mau. The pamphlets reproduced here, in Gikuyu and English, contrast his own originality with the conservatism of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first President. The contributing editors introduce Muoria's political context, tell how three remarkable women sustained his families' life; and remember him as father. Courageous intellectual, political, and domestic life here intertwine.
1 Introduction In Kenya, private prosecutions are governed by the Criminal Procedure Code, 1 the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 2 , and the Constitution. 3 Section 88 of the Criminal Procedure Code provides that: (1) A magistrate trying a case may permit the prosecution to be
The brutal violence that followed Kenya’s presidential elections of 27 December 2007 shocked the world’s conscience. Over a period of two months, well over 1,100 people were killed and hundreds of thousands more were displaced. Credible allegations were made that senior
This article will provide a summary of the events in the run up to Kenya’s election in 2007 and the outbreak of violence following the disputed election results. It will outline the initial responses at the local, regional, and international levels, and show how the pressure applied contributed to a
2002 ; Conway, Suedfeld and Tetlock 2001 ; Wallace, Suedfeld and Thachuck 1993 ; Pancer, Hunsberger, Pratt, Boisvert, and Roth, 1992 ), very few studies have applied this framework to non Western contexts.
To address this gap in the empirical literature, this paper examines the case of Kenya in