Peter Anyang’ Nyong’O

Minister
Ministry of Medical Services
Kenya

PL5 Peter Anyang' Nyong'O

Education:

B.A., Political Science and Philosophy (First Class Honors), Makerere University, Kampala, 1971
M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago, 1974
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 1977

Office:

Minister for Medical Services
Afya House
Cathedral Road
P.O. Box 30016-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. 254-020-2271077
Fax.254-020-2719008
Mobile: +254-724-264703

Present Positions

  • Minister for Medical Services, Government of Kenya (2008 to date)
  • Secretary General, Orange Democratic Party (ODM)
  • Member of Parliament, Kisumu Rural Constituency
  • Member, Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organization
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Nelson Mandela Institution for Science, Technology and the Advancement of Knowledge in Africa
  • Director, African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF), Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Board of Directors of the African Monitor

Previous Positions

  • President, Makerere Students Guild, 1969/70
  • Special Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Department of Government, 1971
  • Rockefeller Fellow, Universities of Nairobi and Chicago, 1971-1977.
  • Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Political Science and Political Economy, University of Nairobi, 1977-82.
  • Associate Research Professor, Center for African and Asian Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico D.F., 1981-84.
  • First Officer (P4), Department of Special Political Affairs, Office of the Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs, UNO, Dec. 2003-June 2004.
  • Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1984-86.
  • Research Professor, East and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), Arusha, Tanzania, June 1986-July 1987,
  • Head of Programs, African Academy of Sciences, 1987-1992.
  • Member of Parliament, 1993-present.
  • Minister for Planning and National Development, Kenya, 2003-2005.

Honors

  • German-African Award for contribution to scholarship and democratization, 1995.
  • Africa Brain Gain Award, by Kenyan American Professional Association and Career Nation, 2005.
  • Fellowship of the African Academy of Sciences, 1989.

Major Publications

Articles in Journals

  • “The Civil Servant in Uganda,” East African Journal, (April 1971).
  • “The Agrarian Question in Kenya”, guest editor and contributor, Review of African Political Economy No. 20, 1981.
  • “An African Perspective on Peace and Development in Africa”, International Social Science Journal,(UNESCO: Paris, 1986).
  • “Military Intervention in African Politics”, Third World Affairs, (London: Third World Foundation,1986).
  • “Democracy and Political Stability in Africa,” Africa Development ,XII,1986
  • Political Stability and the Prospects for Development in Africa,” Africa development, XIII, 1988
  • Crises and Conflicts in the Horn of Africa,” Geneve-Afrique, Vol. XXVII, No.2, 1989
  • “State and Society in Kenya: The Disintegration of the Nationalist Coalitions and the Rise of Presidential Authoritarianism, 1963-78,” African Affairs, Vol. 88 (1989).
  • “Africa: The Failure of One-Party Rule,” Journal of Democracy Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 1992).
  • “Comprehensive Solutions to Refugee Problems in Africa: Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Approaches,” International Journal of Refugee Law (Special Issue), 1995.
  • “Governance, Security and Conflict Resolution in Africa,” Diogenes, No.184, Vol. 46/4, 1998.
  • “Parliaments, Parliamentary Democracy and Building Democracy in Africa,” United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Special Consultative Paper (Addis Ababa, 2000).

Chapters in Books

  • “South Africa and Israel as Settler Regimes,” in I. Abu Lughod (ed.) Settler regimes in Africa and the Arab World: the Illusion of Endurance (The Medina University Press International, 1975).
  • “The Possibilities and Historical Limits of Import Substitution Industrialization in Kenya,” in P. Coughlin and G. Ikiara (eds.), Industrialization in Kenya: In Search for a Strategy (Nairobi: Heinemann, 1985).
  • “The Military and Counterrevolution in Liberia: 1980-85,” in P. Anyang’ Nyong’o (ed.) Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa, (London: Zed Books, 1987).
  • “Alliances Populaires, militaries et counter-revolution au Liberia, de 1980 a 1985,” dans
  • P. Anyang’ Nyong’o (dir.), Afrique: La Longue Marche vers la Democratie, ( Paris: Editions Published, 1988).
  • Regional Integration in Africa” in P. Anyang’ Nyong’o (ed.) Regional Integration: An Unfinished Agenda, (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 1990).
  • “The One-Party State and Its Apologists,” in P. Anyang’ Nyong’o (ed.) Thirty Years of Independence in Africa: The Lost Decades? (Nairobi: Academy science Publishers, 1992.
  • “Regional Integration, Security and Development in Africa,” in Olusegun Obasanjo and Felix Mosha (eds.)  Africa: Rise to Challenge, (Lagos: Africa Leadership Forum, 1992).
  • La participation popular y el desafio de la autosuficiencia en Africa, in Celma Ahuero Dona (ed.) Africa: Inventando el Futuro (Mexico: El Colegio de Mexico, 1992).
  • “Privatization in Africa: the Kenyan Experience in a Comparative Perspective,” in P. Anyang’ Nyong’o (ed.) The Context of Privatization in Kenya (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 2000).
  • “Issues and Problems in the Implementation of Privatization,” in Anyang’ Nyong’o (ed.), ibid.
  • “Challenges for Transitional Politics in Kenya,” in A. Ghirmaizon (ed.) In Quest for a Culture of Peace in the IGAD Region (Nairobi: Heinrich Boll Foundation, 2006).

Books

  • Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa (ed.) (London: Zed Books, 1987).
  • Afrique: La Longue Marche Vers la Democratie (Paris: Editions Publisud, 1988).
  • Economic Integration in Africa: An Unfinished Agenda (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 1989).
  • La Politica Africana y la Crisis del Desarrollo (Mexico: El Colegio de Mexico, 1988).
  • Estado y Sociedad en el Africa Actual Mexico: El Colegio de Mexico, 1988).
  • Industrialization at Bay: African Experiences (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 1990).
  • Thirty years of Independence in Africa: The Lost Decades (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 1992)
  • Arms and Daggers in the Heart of Africa: Studies on Internal Conflicts (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 1993)
  • The Context of Privatization in Kenya (Nairobi: Academy Science Publishers, 2000).
  • The Study of African Politics: A Critical Appreciation of an Intellectual Heritage (Nairobi: Heinrich Ball, 2002).
  • (With A. Ghirmazion and D. Lamba) NEPAD: A New Path? (Nairobi: Heinrich Boll Foundation, 2006).
  • (With Michael Chege)Winning the Peace and Starting (Re)construction in Southern Sudan (Nairobi: ARRF Conference Series No. 3, 2004).
  • The Political Economy of Corruption in Kenya (Nairobi: ARRF, 2006).
  • A Leap into the Future: A Vision for Kenya’s Socio-Economic Transformation (Nairobi: ARRF Press, 2007).