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October 23, 2014 at 12:40 am

If you live in or have an interest in Kenya, it has been one of the defining issues of the country’s 50 year history as an independent nation. From the heady heights of the 1965 Sessional Paper No 10: African Socialism and its application to Planning in Kenya, to ordinary pork barrel politics of county government politicians demanding “loneliness allowances,” for their spouses, to entire chapters of the recently passed Constitution. Distribution of resources pretty much influences or defines every aspect of Kenya’s politics.

On the whole, Kenya is supposedly a middle income country. According to the latest GDP re-basing results, released on Monday the 30th of September 2014, Kenya crossed over from being a low income GDP, to the group of nations known as lower middle income countries. According to theses figures, Kenya now has a GDP per person of 1246 US Dollars.