Ethnic Cleansing and Civil Society in Kenya 1969–1992

  title={Ethnic Cleansing and Civil Society in Kenya 1969–1992},
  author={Elizabeth A. Odhiambo},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary African Studies},
  pages={29 - 42}
  • E. Odhiambo
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary African Studies
The Kenyan polity and society have faced multiple challenges in the past decade, many of them arising from the political culture whose foundations were laid during the long reign of Jomo Kenyatta as president of the republic from 1963 to 1978. One of them was a mutual suspicion between ethnic groups, another a culture of intolerance of ideas. The Kenyatta regime inherited a colonial state which was very much in need of transformation. In its late forms from 1952 to 1960, the colonial state had… 
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