Editorial from ROAPE Volume 8 Number 20
Peasant Question in Kenya

The Peasant Question in Kenya
Vol.8 No.20 (Spring 1981), pp1-6
These essays on ‘The Peasant Question in Kenya’ were conceived during a series of discussions on ‘Industrialization and Agriculture in Africa’ in the Department of Government, University of Nairobi, in the 1978/79 Academic Year. Apollo Njonjo, Mike Chege, Mukaru Ngang'a, Mike Cowen and David Rosenburg - among many others - contributed in the form of papers and comments on papers. The central question that was being asked was: What type of industrialization was occurring in Kenya, how was it affecting Kenyan society, and in what direction was it taking this society?