The book covers the informal sector in Kenya from its formative stage up to the current form. Before its recognition by the government, the sector was treated as a dumping ground for those who could not be employed in the formal sector of the economy. The municipal authorities fought these entrepreneurs in all the major urban centres of the country. The turning point came in the mid 1980s when the country''s second president Daniel T. Moi met and agreed to provide formal sheds within Nairobi and later on in all major urban centres for their operations. Currently, the sessional papers provide for their growth, programmes as well as national government budgetary allocation. The recommendations in the book have been partially included in much of the informal sector debates. This book is important for the university students pursuing industralization programmes especially for the developing economies.