The Economic History of Kenya is a collection of essays put together by William Ochieng and Robert Maxon. It also features essays by R. T. Ogonda, George Ndege, and links to other writers like Bethwel Ogot, Anyang Nyongo, and Godfrey Muriuki with references to their sources.
It shows how from the colonial times to the present, government is crucial to development in a complex set of ways. It also teaches that infrastructure, whether it is railways in the 1910 or fibre cable in 2010, can have a great impact on development. It also shows the importance of collecting economic data and the value of research undertaken years ago by these hard working writers. [view whole blog post ]