The struggle for independence for African countries was marked by the search for liberty, equality and justice. That independence was to restore the instruments of governance on the indigenous population who were previously peripheral in their governance process.              

The indigenous leadership had an onerous task in building the nation, advancing the material conditions of the people and promoting equity in access and distribution of public resources. The idle resources were to be immediately exploited in the interest of the public.

Sub – Saharan Africa remains so deprived today in which ethnic conflicts, civil wars or factional leadership struggles have completely destroyed the economic and political institutions. Some countries have however maintained progressive economic development albeit sluggishly. The promise of independence has not been realized. What went wrong? What is the way forward in Africa’s Development?

It is against this background that the Department of Political Science and Public Administration invites you to a public lecture by Kisumu County Governor, Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o on “The Global Political Economy and Africa’s Development over the Last 60 Years.”

This lecture could not have come at a better time. With the University of Nairobi celebrating its 50 years of existence, such a discussion fits well within the objectives of the University as a global centre of academic discourse.

Date: November 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:45pm