'Riveting, compelling, engaging and inspiring. Not only is Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy a book of first-rate scholarship, it is an informative and readable treatise on the everyday expressions of Kenyan citizens‘ intense passions for openness, justice and responsible governance. Murunga, Nasong‘o and their contributors lay bear the plethora of shenanigans the Kenyan state, its lenders and its clients have used over time to ensure the monopolization of power by the few.'
Lisa Aubrey, Ohio University
'A very refreshing, rigorous, informative, and multidisciplinary analysis of Kenya‘s transition to democratic governance. Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy not only identifies the reasons behind Kenya‘s failure to institutionalize democracy, but it also provides possible solutions.'
John Mukum Mbaku, Weber State University
‘A moving and comprehensive analysis of institutions and actors that have shaped Kenya’s future … For Africanists, this is compulsory reading which requires a response.’
Winnie Mitullah, University of Nairobi
'The collective wisdom on Kenyan tribal matters represented in this book is difficult to doubt...the authors' preconceptions about Kenyan governance are noble...the book contains valuable material for understanding Kenyan tribal politics.'
Jonathan Stevenson, Survival