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Title:The political crisis in Kenya
Author:Lamb, G.B.
Year:1969
Periodical:The World Today: Chatham House Review
Volume:25
Issue:12
Pages:537-544
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:political stability
Abstract:The political crisis in Kenya had as its immediate cause the murder of Tom Mboya, although its roots are embedded in the fragile complexity of Kenyan society, in forces which existed long before independence, and in alignments and realignments which are the product of the political struggles since then. The most obvious source of conflict in Kenyan political life since independence is the rivalry between the major ethnic groups - primarily between the Kikuyu and the Luo. The faction was the main tool of political struggle, both at the centre and in the rural districts. An additional factor, assuming increasing importance in the years following independence, was ideology. The article discusses the political development, that ended with Mboya's assassination.
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