Review from ROAPE Volume 2 Number 3
Underdev in Kenya: Pol Econ of Neo-colonialism 64-71 (Leys)

Underdevelopment in Kenya: The Political Economy of Neo-colonialism 1964-1971 by Colin Leys
Vol.2 No.3 (Summer 1975), pp84-89
Kenya is a regional centre for multinational capitalism in Eastern Africa controlled by a corrupt and avaricious local ruling group, an increasingly oppressive country of wealth for the few and continuing poverty and deprivation for the masses. Kenya has continued to operate, since formal independence, as an ally of imperialism, a base for the British military presence in the Indian Ocean and, in the cases of both Somalia and latterly Tanzania, as a substantial external opposition to progressive regimes.