Francis Imbuga. Betrayal in the City. page comprehensive study guide; Features an extended summary and 5 sections of expert analysis. Written by a. BETRAYAL IN THE CITY BY FRANCIS IMBUGA THE AUTHOR – FRANCIS IMBUGA () Prof. Imbuga was born in in Vihiga county in Western . In Betrayal in the City, there is a lot of commotion created by the university BETRAYAL IN THE CITY BY FRANCIS IMBUGA (reposted).

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When told that the release of six hundred prisoners will depend on his participation in the play to entertain the imbuba head of state, it only makes him feel like he is betraying what he believes in.


He will therefore do anything to ensure he gets this. Boss is also notorious for nepotism.

She is willing to allow the status quo to remain out of fear for the well-being of her loved ones. According to Mosese acting is tantamount to betraying their cause.

Conflict arise between Mulili and Kabito. Tumbo says that a sum of money has been allocated for a play-writing competition and adds that the democratic part of it is that anyone has to participate yet in actual sense, there is no competition. Spared is a thriller. Boss orders an Askari to untie the hands of Mosese and Jere pg 70 The act of untying the two symbolizes their freedom b by extension salvation or the citizens of Kafira. The Elites play a major role in salvaging countries marred by poor governance.

Doga tells Nina not to detain Jusper and instead allow him to go for he is a nuisance.


He would die for mistakes that were not his. When we first encounter him in jail,he is a disillusioned Philosopher who has turned him back to the world. Boss has amassed so much wealth from the state through corrupt deals and kept millions in foreign bank accounts. Betrayal in the City. Jusper Wendo Jusper Wendo is a philosophy student at the university. Well this book is so real to todays situation in the third world coutries.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He has been arrested twice, first during the burial of his brother Adika and seconds the murder of Chagaga who killed his brother.

He has already realized the power of the gun and is now ready to consolidate the power of the brain. His brother Adika was shot dead during a demonstration held by the university students.

While the author shows us that in Africa there are some people who sacrifice their lives for the majority as Adika, Jusper and Mosese, while there is others who look for their own interests, therefore struggling and unit must be used to ensure development in African development.

Log In Sign Up. Prisoners are denied food only those who co-operate with authorities enjoy certain privileges. Before long, Jere and Mulili arrives with the order from the government to stop the ritual from taking place. The reappearance of Doga and Nina at the end of the play after the killing of Mulili is a symbol of change in Kafira, their reappearance at the graveside which now is for Mulili shows that the social order of injustice and misrule exemplified by poor advisors like Mulili has been done away with and now they expect a new Kafira with better leadership and justice.

According to Boss, grey hair symbolizes wisdom. Jusper, an elite, is actively involved in ousting the oppressive regime it is he who writes the controversial play through which they overthrow the government. Assassinations, arrests, imprisonments and torture of prisoners are the order of the day. It is largely through the power of the elite that we are finally able to see change in Kafira. Jusper and Mosese are good examples. He uses a proverb.


When they are told that their kingdom independence has come, it turns out to be an allusion.

Betrayal in the City

He is stripped naked and caned. After confessing to have murdered Chagaga an angry mob almost lynched him. He begs to be killed. Im come back to the deaths of his brother Doga and Nina suspect that he is mad, two soldiers come to ensure that ceremony is not held, but later Mulili and Jere disagrees for the ceremony to continue as a traditional believes.

The university students’ role as masters of truth and justice is seen when Boss asks Jusper who appointed him spokesman of truth and justice. Help me on this.

He easily makes friends with Mosese in prison. He is inconsiderate and will do anything to earn acres of farmland and fracnis. Remember me on this computer.

He confirms about the impending visit by a foreign head of state and that the prisoners are to stage a play in his entertainment. Later on, he gives Jere a bible. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They include imhuga, satire, play within a play and suspense.