Skip to comments.Kenya: Some Starve, Others Enjoy Bumper Crop (East Africa's economic powerhouse has JOBS?)
Posted on 09/04/2011 6:08:59 AM PDT by Libloather
Kenya: Some Starve, Others Enjoy Bumper Crop
Posted by Janis Esch on September 2, 2011 11:25 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya - In central and western Kenya, farmers have had a bumper crop of plump ears of corn and earthy potatoes. Yet in the north, skeletal children wait for food aid amid a growing emergency.
Kenya is supposed to be East Africa's economic powerhouse but a drought has sharply highlighted the historical neglect of northern Kenya, where 3.75 million Kenyans need food aid. Many Kenyan critics are blaming the situation not just on the weather but also on corrupt and negligent politicians.
"The government has surrendered its responsibility," said James Shikwati, a leading Kenyan economist. Instead of investing in infrastructure, it was losing millions of dollars through corruption, he said.
"We need to start looking at individuals and government departments that have failed and start naming them," he said. "People should be in court."
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I’ve never understood the mentality of throwing good money after bad. They will always be starving in that region. They should MOVE where they can feed themselves, like our ancestors did, or stop having so many kids.
The dirty secret of most of the better economies in Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, etc). Some sections of the country that are doing very well, and others that for all intents and purposes may as well not exist.
true. and the national boundaries mask other factors.
i believe that Northern Kenya is were most of the “ethic Sudanese” are. (Muslims.)
and just as in India, Indonesia, etc., even when the ethnic background is identical, there is a huge difference in prosperity between Muslims and non-Muslims.
England might be an even better example.
comparing Indians in England,
even when they are ethnically the same,
and culturally similar, is amazing.
The difference between Christian and Hindu “asians”,
and Muslim “asians”, is VAST...
the single explaining difference,
Sounds vaguely familiar... I wonder why?