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Godwin Murunga is the Director of the African Leadership Centre and also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi. He holds a BA and MA from Kenyatta University and an MA and Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University, Ill., USA. Dr. Murunga is a former Executive Committee Member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) based in Dakar, Senegal. He is widely published in a number of international journals including Africa Development, African and Asian Studies, Journal of Eastern African Studies, Journal of Higher Education in Africa and the AU Herald, to name but these few. He is currently co-editor of Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

Dr. Murunga’s publications include Spontaneous or Premeditated? Post-Election Violence in Kenya, Discussion Paper 57 (Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, 2011), a co-edited book titled Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy (CODESRIA in association with Zed Books, 2007), an edited collection of essays by Issa G. Shivji, Where is Uhuru? Reflections on the Struggle for Democracy in Africa (Oxford: Fahamu Books, 2009) and a co-edited special issue of Africa Development, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008 on The Politics of Knowledge Production on Africa: Nurturing the Fourth Generation.His forthcoming co-edited book is titled Kenya: The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order, (London: Zed Books, 2014).

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