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Title:Development of African Politics in Kenya after 1945: The Contribution of the Ex-Soldiers
Author:Shiroya, O.J.E.
Year:1979
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History
Volume:8
Issue:2
Pages:160-180
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:national liberation movements
veterans
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
colonialism
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24328510
Abstract:The impact made on Kenya's political development by African ex-soldiers, who numbered a little more than 98,000, is investigated on the basis of personal interviews and discussions which the author had with hundred of African ex-soldiers in Kenya, and archival and library research. Of particular interest to the author was the effect the ex-soldiers had on the political awakening and consciousness of the masses of Africans and the part they played in the nationalist movements as well as their direct contribution to the fight for Kenya's national independence Notes, ref.
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