New Book: Politics, Governance and Development in Africa: Retrospection of Fifty Years of Self Rule

Edited by: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

Published by

Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya

© Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), 2013

First Published in 2013

All rights reserved

ISBN: 978-9966-015-63-1

Table of Contents
Dedication ii
Copyright iii
Acknowledgement iv
List of Authors x
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 1

Chapter 1
Electoral Governance after the 2013 Elections in Kenya: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau 4

Chapter 2
Reimagining a Nation, Remaking the State: The Case of Paul Kagame’s Rwanda
Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o 18

Chapter 3
Is Cultural Diversity Endangering Women’s Rights?
Mary Nyangweso-Wangila 37

Chapter 4
Evolving Radical Legal Strategies to Tackle Corruption: The key to Nigeria’s socio-economic Development
Osinibi Olusegun Michael 53

Chapter 5
Violence and its effects on informal settlenments in Kenya: A Strategy of Subduing the Slum People of Nairobi, Kenya
Maurice O. J. Omollo 64

Chapter 6
Managing Multicultural Diversities in Nigeria for Peace and Unity: The Role for the Mass Media
Jude Terna Kur, Fabian Ikechukwu Agudosy, John Aigbovbioise Orhewere and Bernard Bem Melladu 75

Chapter 7
Gender Dynamics and Tensions in African Public Sphere: Focus on Kenyan Women in Politics
Barasa Janet Nasambu Kassilly and Kennedy Onkware 96

Chapter 8
International Law and the Limits of State Sovereignty in Eastern Africa
Frank Khachina Matanga 112

Chapter 9
Legal empowerment of the poor – a strategy for social change
Bård A. Andreassen 122

Chapter 10
Beyond Independence in Southern Sudan: Dynamics of Intra-State and Inter-State Natural Resource-Based Conflicts
Mumo Nzau and Rose Mugiira 143

Chapter 11
Ethnicity, the Dynamics of Party Politics and Failed Democracy in Kenya: From KANU to PNU and ODM
Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau 161

Chapter 12
Women and Property Rights among the Sabaot of Mount Elgon District: Perspectives from the Grassroots
Salome Aleso Wangamati 182

Chapter 13
Fifty Years of Failed Democracy and Abuse of Office: A Case of Uganda since Independence
Mugumya Amooti, R 202

Chapter 14
Essentials in re-socializing the youth for Kenya’s 2013 election and beyond
James Gatua Maina and Erastus Muchimuti Wekesa 217

Chapter 15
Uneasy Democracies and the Future of Security and Stability in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Critical Analysis
Mumo Nzau and Charles Mwanzia 231

Chapter 16
Fifty Years of Shifting Paradigms and Strategies on Management of Resources and Development in Africa: Focus on Human Resources in Kenya
R. W. Gakure, Margaret K. Chemengich, Mary Ragui and Sam Okwachi 244

Chapter 17
An Investigation into the necessity of constitutions in Third World Countries
Zembere Monica 274

Chapter 18
Implications of Kenya’s ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ in Somalia on the Future of Peace and Security in the Greater Horn of Africa
Mumo Nzau 283

Chapter 19
Ethnopolitical Violence, Transitional Justice and Peace building in Kenya: TRC or ICC?
Peter Karari 304

Chapter 20
Evolving African Governments that Work: Research, Development and Future Horizons
Michael Vickers 327

Chapter 21
Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity
By Maurice N. Amutabi 347

Chapter 22
Superiority Games and Political Grandstanding among Various Arms of Government in Kenya and Implications for Development: Special Reference to the Role of Parliament
By Maurice N. Amutabi 369

Chapter 23
Political Succession in Africa: The Moral Imperative for Nigeria
Benson Ohihon Igboin 399


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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11 Responses to New Book: Politics, Governance and Development in Africa: Retrospection of Fifty Years of Self Rule

  1. benson ohihon IGBOIN says:

    Congratulations on the publication of this book. I desire a copy as a contributor. How do I go about it, please?

  2. Fabian IKechukwu Agudosy says:

    Sir, Congratulations for making it possible for the new book to be out. It is also my wish to have a copy of the book entitled “Politics, Governance and Development in Africa: Retrospection of Fifty Years of self Rule.” I contributed, along with my colleagues, a chapter in the book (chapter 6 precisely) but since 2013 the book came out, I’ve not got my copy. May it please you to avail me a copy. Thanks.

  3. Kamau Ndirangu says:

    Is this book available in bookshops in Kenya?

  4. monica zembere says:

    I am writing from Zimbabwe. Congratulations prof on the publication of the book. I need a copy too because I contributed. How do I get copies for our university library?

  5. MUCHIMUTI says:

    Hi Prof, in Eldoret, where can i get a copy

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