How Not to Institutionalize Civilian Control: Kenya's Coup Prevention Strategies, 1964-1997

  title={How Not to Institutionalize Civilian Control: Kenya's Coup Prevention Strategies, 1964-1997},
  author={Boubacar N'diaye},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={619 - 640}
Kenya is on the short list of African states that have not experienced military rule. In a continent known for rampant praetorianism, this means only that the coup prevention strategies implemented by its civilian rulers have been far. The unscrupulous ethnic manipulation, politicization, bribery into the military's "circles of power," and the set-up of a powerful paramilitary as a counterweight to the army have done little to institutionalize civilian control. These strategies… 

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