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Title:The Political Economy of Self-Help: Kenya's 'Harambee' Institutes of Technology
Authors:Godfrey, E.M.
Mutiso, G.C.M.
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:vocational education
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
Education and Oral Traditions
Development and Technology
Abstract:Since mid-1971 local self-help committees throughout Kenya have been raising large sums of money for the establishment of harambee institutes of technology. By April 1973 such institutes had been proposed for Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Nyeri, Embu, Meru, Yatta, Mombasa, Kajiado, Kericho, Nakuru, Kihancha, Kisii, Kisumu, Kaimosi, Kakamega and Sang'alo. The plans of the proposed institutes very a great deal, but most of them are aiming to provide some kind of technical training to those who have finished secondary school form IV. This paper places the fund-raising campaign In its political and economic background and looks forward at the possible effects that the establishment of such institutes might have on Kenya's economy and society. Sections: The background - Plans and possibilities - The institutes and previous 'harambee' - Towards a political economy of the institutes - Summary and conclusions. Ref., tables, French summary.