The Risks of Knowledge: Investigations into the Death of the Hon. Minister John Robert Ouko in Kenya,1990Paperback New African Histories
- Publisher: Ohio University Press
- Format: Paperback | 392 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 26mm | 458g
- Publication date: 24 November 2004
- Publication City/Country: Ohio
- ISBN 10: 0821415980
- ISBN 13: 9780821415986
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 1,190,170
The Risks of Knowledge minutely examines the multiple and unfinished investigations into the murder of Kenya's distinguished Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Robert Ouko, in February 1990. Public and international concern over Ouko's death led to renewed attention to the extent of governmental corruption the Moi era, and brought down the government of President Moi at the end of 2002.
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David William Cohen, University of Michigan, is author of The Historical Tradition of Busoga: Mukama and Kintu, The Combing of History, and Womunafu's Bunafu. E. S. Atieno Odhiambo, Rice University, is author of The Paradox of Collaboration and Other Essays, and Siasa: Politics and Nationalism in East Africa, 1905-1939. He is editor of African Historians and African Voices and co-editor, with John Lonsdale, of Mau Mau & Nationhood.