Budget promises growth, but that alone won’t help

What you need to know:

  • Inequality has been a fact of life here since the beginning of the colonial period
  • The distance between the Kenya of the “haves” and the “have nots” has rarely seemed so vast

This has been a week of stark realities for many Kenyans. On Tuesday came the news that economic growth had increased only marginally in 2013. Promises of a six per cent growth in gross domestic product proved to be off the mark, with employees in tourism and agriculture being among the worst affected.


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