Why development is the best way to win elections

A vendor fetches water from a pond for sale in Kano, Kisumu. Some counties, like Kisumu and Mombasa, appear to have earmarked very little money for development. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • Providing community development has been one of the most effective ways of winning sub-national polls in Kenya for over 50 years writes Nic Cheeseman.

County governments have been criticised for not doing enough to protect development expenditure.

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