No known socialist model bred economic prosperity

What you need to know:

  • Most Kenyans hate corruption and unjust gain, and yearns for high quality public services.
  • This has led to many citizens wishing that our politics and economy replaced capitalism with socialism.
  • Whatever may be the historical or political affinity for socialist rhetoric in Kenya, those who have discussed with me agree that the 75-year socialist experiment undertaken by the Soviet Union republics was unsuccessful as a political and economic model.
  • I keep hoping that in the discourse about policy choices consistent with aspirations, Kenyans recognise examples of successful economic and social policy, irrespective of ambivalence about their history.

Deep in the chest of most Kenyans beats a heart that abhors corruption and unjust gain, and yearns for high quality public services.

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