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BOOK REVIEW

Prof Ogot merely scratched the surface in new Mboya book

Tom Mboya: Life, Death and the Disintegration spectacularly fails to reveal any fresh insights on what ‘Project Kenya’ should look like

In Summary
  • The notion of “equitable distribution of wealth and income”, as Mboya himself spelt it out in a speech in Parliament in 1965, never actually materialised.
  • Instead, primitive accumulation of wealth started finding its way within the national psyche, even as a majority of citizens languished in poverty.

Tom Mboya would have turned 91 years in 2021. Where would he be right now? Maybe retired far away in the Rusinga Island, enjoying the tranquillity and solitude that comes with old age.

Or once ...