The politics of control in Kenya: Understanding the bureaucratic-executive state, 1952–78

  title={The politics of control in Kenya: Understanding the bureaucratic-executive state, 1952–78},
  author={Daniel Branch and Nick Cheeseman},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={11 - 31}
Colonial rule in Kenya witnessed the emergence of a profoundly unbalanced institutional landscape. With all capacity resided in a strong prefectural provincial administration, political parties remained underdeveloped. The co-option of sympathetic African elites during the colonial twilight into the bureaucracy, the legislature and the private property-based economy meant that the allies of colonialism and representatives of transnational capital were able to reap the benefits of independence… 
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