Rich-poor income gap widest in towns

Kenya's capital Nairobi. For every Sh1,000 a poor man spends in a Kenyan town, a rich person spends an equivalent Sh170,000. FILE | NAIROBI

What you need to know:

  • These counties are Kenya’s poorest, and include Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, Tana River, Kwale, Marsabit, Samburu, West Pokot, Busia, Kitui, Makueni, Kilifi, Garissa, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and Taita Taveta.
  • Household expenditures in Kenya average Sh3,440 per month as a national average but with very glaring discrepancies between urban and rural areas, counties and constituencies.

There is a screaming schism between the poor and the rich, survey data exclusive to the Daily Nation has shown.


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