Before exploiting oil wealth, put equality debate on table

Workers on one of the oil rigs at Ngamia 1 in Turkana County. PHOTO/STEPHEN MUDIARI

What you need to know:

  • Although separated by half a century and different in so many ways, Mau Mau and Mungiki remind us of the devastating consequences for society as a whole when its poorest and most marginalised members are denied a voice.
  • What Kimenyi and Reinikka mean is that the quality of education given to school pupils is not improving in tandem with increases in spending on schools.

Kenya’s newly discovered mineral wealth offers a way out of endemic poverty.


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