Risks of Knowledge (Paperback)
Investigations Into Death of Hon. Minister (New African Histories)
Ohio University Press, 9780821415986, 392pp.
Publication Date: November 24, 2004
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Among the probes was an extensive 1990 inquiry organized by a New Scotland Yard team invited to Kenya by the government, as well as an open public commission of inquiry appointed by President Daniel arap Moi. The commission ran for seventeen months in 1990-91 before the president shut it down. International and Kenyan unrest over Ouko's brutal death brought increasing attention to corruption and violence associated with the Moi government, leading in late 1991 to multiparty politics and in December 2002 to the elections that ended the Moi era.
This powerfully argued book raises important issues about the production of knowledge and the politics of memory that will interest a large interdisciplinary audience.
About the Author
E. S. Atieno Odhiambo was a professor of history at Rice University. He is the author of "The Paradox of Collaboration and Other Essays," and "Siaya: Politics and Nationalism in East Africa, 1905-1939." He is the editor of "African Historians and African Voices" and coeditor, with David William Cohen, of "The Risks of Knowledge."