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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
UNIT: AHT 414; COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES
LECTURER: JOSEPH MAGUT
STUDENT: C01/0150/2010. KIPKORIR ALLAN SOI
DATE: FRIDAY, 7th JANUARY 2014
SIGNATURE:………………………….
TERM PAPER: COMPARATIVELY EVALUATE THE FOREIGN POLICY OF POST INDEPENDENCE KENYA AND TANZANIA.
EMAIL: xalansoi@gmail.com

INTRODUCTION:
At independence, Kenya had precisely capitalism ideological orientation whereas Tanzania leaned towards African socialism. This divergent ideological positions and interests presage the differential policies pursued by the two state actors at the arena of competing and warring international political society. Perhaps this explains why Kenya pursued national and self- interested ends at a time when Tanzania undertook collective interests of South African states against regional imperialism and dependence bedeviling the African continent.
Beginning with a low profile in regional as well as international relations- often assuming regional cooperation- the two countries increased their involvement in regional and sub- regional cooperation.
CONTENT:
During 1963 independence, Kenya inherited double challenges to state power- one from the Shifta irredentism menace in the North Eastern Province with allegations flowing that the Somalia republic sympathized with the sub-nationalist Shifta militia along their common porous border. This was a political grudge that Kenya would settle with Somalia later in the 1978-79 Ogaden war of. Two, Kenya inherited a volatile territorial dispute with expansionist neighboring states- with Uganda claiming Karsuk region and Sudan laying hands on the Lokichogio triangle. Problems of regional territorial diplomacy escalated with the Siyad barres Somalia, Al Bashir’s sudan and Museveni’s Uganda who hatched hostile aims towards Kenya. Kenya reacted strongly by rebutting these claims and protecting the colonial boundaries in

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