Article from ROAPE Volume 8 Number 20
What is Happening to the Kenyan Peasantry?


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What is Happening to the Kenyan Peasantry?
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Vol.8 No.20 (Spring 1981), pp7-16
The peasant question in Kenya has attracted a lot of debate. This essay takes up the issue of what is happening to the Kenyan peasantry by first and foremost questioning some false assumptions and concepts involved in the debate. For example, are peasants property owners? If so, is this property mainly in land? What happens when peasants either accumulate or become impoverished: do they cease to be peasants as Atieno-Odhiarnbo once suggested?