Kenya: Forty Billionaires and Forty Million Beggars

Source: Jacobin

Although Kenya often appears in the press as a nation split by ethnic discord, it has just two “tribes”: the rich and the poor.

In recent months, presidential politics have dominated the international coverage of Kenya — and for good reason. Political scions Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga — sons of the country’s first president and vice president, respectively — have squared off for the nation’s highest office in an environment swirling with legal battles, corruption, and state-sponsored violence. read more