Undercurrents of Ethnic Conflicts in Kenya

Synopsis

This book analyses the ethnic conflict that engulfed Kenya's Rift Valley Province at the turn of the nineties when multi-party democratic politics were being reintroduced in the country. Its central thesis is that ethnic conflict in the country then was a function of several issues, among them ethnocentrism, politics, the land question and criminal behaviour in certain circles. Both its determinants and consequences are demographic, economic, political and socio-cultural, implying the risks involved in oversimplifying issues.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Botswana Gaborone
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2002