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Title:The National Policy of Kenyanisation of Trade: Its Impact on a Town in Kenya
Author:Muller, Maria S.
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Geographic term:Kenya
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/484414
Abstract:Kitale used to be the flourishing centre of a foreign-oriented, large farming area. As a result of Africanisation policies, documented here for a period of eight years, from 1969 to 1976, it has changed into an insignificant rural town catering for a less diverse population than before. As such it does not attract the attention of the national bourgeoisie to the same extent as the larger, central towns do. However, Africanisation has resulted in new opportunities for ownership as well as in a changed pattern of demand as a consequence of the departure of the foreign group. A local bourgeoisie is forming, with politicians and civil servants acquiring local business, and prosperous business men aiming for local political roles. Their interests and those of the owners of small enterprises will conflict in the near future. Notes, tab.