Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Kenya's Divide

Although Kenya often appears in the press as a nation split by ethnic discord, it has just two “tribes”: the rich and the poor.  40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

 Despite the media’s glib obsession with tribe, the average worker in Kenya earns $150 per month while members of parliament make nearly fifty times that amount. Electoral politics continue to function as a gatekeeper to wealth and power. And ordinary Kenyans, across ethnicity, know they’re getting a raw deal.

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