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    • The Contents and discontents of devolution: measuring the "devolution performance" of the counties of Kenya 

      Sperling, David (Strathmore University, 2018-05-23)
      The session addresses various aspects related to devolution in Kenya, giving examples of the substantive issues involved, in contrast to many superficial assessments that tend to appear in the media. After distinguishing ...
    • Islamization in the Coastal region of Kenya to the end the Nineteenth Century 

      Sperling, David; Ogot, B.A.
      The first Muslims to arrive in what is now Kenya came by sea more than a thousand years ago. Whether they were Arabs or Persians, and exactly where they came from, may never be known. Present ...
    • Religion and society 

      Sperling, David; Obudho, R.A.; Hoorweg, Jan; Foeken, Dick
      The peoples of the Kenya Coast follow a variety of religious traditions. Whereas Islam has been present in the region for centuries, the beginning of Christianity in modern times only goes back some 150 years. African ...
    • Rural madrasas of the Southern Kenya Coast, 1971-92 

      Sperling, David; Brenner, Louis
      The past two decades in Kenya have witnessed the opening of a large number of new Muslim educational institutions (madrasas), in rural as well as urban areas, in places where Muslim communities predominate and in places ...
    • The coastal hinterland and interior of East Africa 

      Sperling, David; Kagabo, Jose
      Although Islam has been present on the East African coast for more than twelve centuries (chapter 12), in assessing the extent of Islamic influence we need to distinguish between the Swahili towns, centers of Islam on or ...
    • The growth of Islam among the Mijikenda of the Kenya coast, 1826-1933 

      Sperling, David
      The Mijikenda peoples of the Kenya coast have been in contact with Muslims at least since the 17th century. The first Mijikenda conversions to Islam occurred in the 18th century through the influence of neighbouring Swahili ...