This book examines Joseph Kamiru Gikubu's impact on Kenyan youth education. The author asserts that over his decades-long career, Gikubu played an active role in not only building and improving Kenyan youth education but also in demonstrating the role educational institutions play in imparting nation-building skills. Gikubu's educational contributions were wide-ranging and include both practical and theoretical aspects of education through his works in various juvenile rehabilitation programs and youth clubs, as well as his insights on youth education and school leadership. Through Gikubu's educational work, this volume interrogates Kenya's educational development, transformation, and entailed challenges. The book fills the gap in the dearth of African-centered educational biographies and their role in shaping Africa's social, political, and economic spheres in both the colonial and post-colonial period. It also addresses emerging scholarship in African educational biographies.
â Peter Otiato Ojiambo is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas, USA.