For The Record: Why Aden Duale’s new book shares title with David Cameron’s
Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Mr Aden Duale, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, launched his new book titled For The Record.
Mr Duale’s book is an inside story of power, politics, lawmaking and leadership in Kenya. The book’s foreword was penned by none other than President William Ruto.
And just for the record, Duale’s book happens to share the same title with the memoir of former British Prime Minister David Cameron. Published in 2019 by Mr William Collins, Mr Cameron’s book gives an insight into his life at 10 Downing Street.
In his acknowledgement on the book, Mr Duale, who is the former MP for Garissa Town, says penning the book was not a walk in the park.
“It requires hours and hours of reading, writing, re-writing and then editing. It is impossible to do such a task alone, more so, if you are a busy politician serving thousands of hardworking and committed citizens,” Mr Duale says.
He also acknowledges several people, some who remain unanimous, for their contributions to the book.
During the book’s launch at Serena Hotel in Nairobi, Duale said he had read Cameron’s book and several others written by major world leaders.
“The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton, the former top Trump adviser, The Deep State: The fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government by Republican insider Mike Lofgren; For the Record by former British Prime Minister David Cameron – I read them all. These books brought perspective during a tough hiatus in my political career,” Duale said to the book launched that was graced by President Ruto.
In his speech, President Ruto said that he got his inspiration from Cameroon’s book.