New Book – Africa at Development Crossroads edited by Prof. Maurice N Amutabi – Table of Contents

New Book – Africa at Development Crossroads edited by Prof. Maurice N Amutabi

Africa at Development CrossroadsCOVER Africa at Development Crossroads AMUTABI 2017 GREEN-2

Editor: Maurice N. Amutabi


Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya

 ISBN: 978-9966-1933-5-3


This book is dedicated to Henrik Nordvall of Linkoping University in Sweden for his commitment to scholarship and intellectual production in Africa



All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the copyright owner and the publisher,


© Maurice N. Amutabi (ed)




First Published in 2017

All rights reserved


ISBN: 978-9966-1933-5-3

Published by:    COVER Africa at Development Crossroads AMUTABI 2017 GREEN-2

Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya


Table of Contents


Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv



Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi                                                                                                 1


Chapter 1

China: A New Imperial Power in Africa

By George A. Genyi                                                                                                               6


Chapter 2

Unmasking Silenced Spaces in Colonial Kenya and Implications for Oral History: Interrogating Nostalgia, Violence and Marginalization through Oral Texts

By Maurice N Amutabi                                                                                                          17


Chapter 3

Contradictions in the Struggle for Gender Equality in Nigeria: A Contextual Approach

By Margaret Ingyoroko and Elizabeth T. Sugh                                                                      32


Chapter 4

Gender, Patriarchy and Agency in Maurice Amutabi’s Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya: Implications for Discourses on Development

By Linnet Hamasi                                                                                                                   46


Chapter 5

Policy Making and Policy Environment in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Development

By Thomas Tanko Shut                                                                                                          59


Chapter 6

Employee Productivity in Organizations: The Implications of Individual Commitment on Organizations’ Performance

By Baremirwe Mary Bekoreire                                                                                               74


Chapter 7

Nigerian Foreign Policy Praxis in the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps: Deconstructing Its Prescriptive Implication in the Quest for Development

By   Paul Adole Ejembi                                                                                                          84


Chapter 8

The role of Gender Inequality in explaining Income Poverty and Social Development in Uganda: The case of Ntungamo District

By Tumwebaze Joshua, Gilbert Arinaitwe Kansiime and Betty Mategeko                           97



Chapter 9

Infusing Reading Instruction into Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs: The Case of University of Nairobi

By Hellen N. Inyega and Justus O. Inyega                                                                            111


Chapter 10

Legal Framework and Implementation of Workforce Diversity Policies in Public Universities in Kenya

By Catherine K. Kaimenyi, Harriet J. Kidombo and Thomas Senaji                                     127


Chapter 11

Is it Time for Servant Leadership in Africa?

By Alberto Rubio-Sanchez                                                                                                     143


Chapter 12

Morph ordering in Kisukuma verbal extensions: Emerging issues

By Chipanda Simon                                                                                                                156


Chapter 13

A Durable Approach to Philanthropy, Gender Empowerment, and Financing Economic Development in the Global South: The One Percent [TOP] Proposition

By Maryanne M. Wamwere and Stephen M. Magu                                                               169

Chapter 14

Self-employment: Developing Positive Attitudes for College Students

By Mwanaidi Shafii Msuya                                                                                                    183


Chapter 15

Influence of Human power planning on academic Staff and their service delivery in the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University

By Nabunya Kulthum, Kasenene Idris, Peter Neema- Abooki and Muzaata Nooh Batte    193


Chapter 16

Bernard Lonergan’s Authentic Moral Subjectivity and Objectivity: A Solution to the Problem of the Culture of War and violence in the Contemporary World.

By Eric Thomas Ogwora                                                                                                        202


Chapter 17

The Impact of Religious Camps Development on Residential Property Values: Case Study of Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria

By Bamidele Ogunleye and Adeniran, Y. Olusegun                                                             213


Chapter 18

Peasants, Entrepreneurship, Capital Accumulation and differentiation: The Gusii Maize Flour Millers of Western Kenya, 1920-1950

By Kennedy Mokaya Moindi                                                                                                 224


Chapter 19

An assessment of Capital Structure as a determinant financial risk of Companies listed on Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in Kenya

By Caroline Ayuma Okelo                                                                                                     245


Chapter 20

Space, Text and Meaning in Meja Mwangi’s Going Down River Road

By Jack Ogembo and Christine Abongo                                                                                256


Chapter 21

Parents and Teachers Partnership in early Child Learning and Development in Nigeria

By Undiyaundeye, Florence .A   and Basake, Julius .A                                                        266


Chapter 22

The Challenges of Involving local Communities especially Women’s groups in Rebuilding Society

By Ogunseye Inioluwa                                                                                                           274


Chapter 23

Influence of Self Concept and Personality Adjustment on the Academic Achievement of Students with Visual Impairment in Tertiary Institutions in Oyo State, Nigeria

By Okoli, Bibiana Ifeoma and Eniola, Michael Sunday                                                        289


Chapter 24

Comparison of Professional Self Esteem of Public and Private Mathematics Teachers in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State

By Adedeji Tella                                                                                                                     307


Chapter 25

Strengthening Malaria Prevention Practices and Attitudes of Mosquito Net Use in Kabale District, Uganda

By Yesigomwe Aggrey, Aryeija Warren and Mategeko Betty                                              316


Chapter 26

The historical symbology of private security and terrorism in Nigeria

By Umar Shehu Usman                                                                                                          329





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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