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This book: Ewart Scott Grogan and Politics of Railway Development in Kenya: 1901 - 1930; discusses how development of infrastructure is an important aspect of development. It shows how most works on economic history often omit the role of infrastructure, and its significance in determining the distribution of goods and services. The book demonstrates the role played by power brokers in diverting public funds to finance projects that would benefit them directly at the expense of economically viable regions. It critically examines the clash of interests between the metropole capital, colonial office, colonial state, settlers and Africans. The book utilizes rare archival sources not previous used by other scholars. It is a must read for students of African economic history, politics, and general readers interested in colonial movers of history.
Dr. John Mwaniki Mwaruvie, Ph.D., West Virginia University, is an economic and political historian. He has published articles in refereed journals and book chapters on railway policy and politics in colonial Africa. He has also published on peace building and democratization.