James Murua reviewed Through My African Eyes on his blog. Here’s an excerpt from the post.
I have to confess that I loved this book very much. It answers some of the questions that I have been wondering about. He talks about the Koinange family he was born into. His father Fredrick Mbiyu Koinange, son of Chief Mbiyu Koinange, ran a string of businesses including a popular petrol station Koinange Petrol Station in Kariokor.
Jeff Koinange acknowledges some of his flaws in his book. He was unhappy when he failed to be the head boy at St Marys School and he eventually became a bit extreme in his role as deputy head boy and had to change his attitude to leadership. He also states that he had a hard time with writing the scripts that he submitted to his bosses at both Reuters and CNN. In fact, he recollects how he would get chewed out during the annual periods of being assessed at the Atlanta offices.
The review concludes by citing: …”this was one of the most enjoyable read I have had in the recent past. Best Biography I have read this year without a doubt. I recommend it highly.”