In Kenya, as in any other part of the world where the economically advantaged use the power of the government to advance their own interests at the expense of the rest of the population, violent uprising seems more and more likely. It might be wise for those of us in other parts of the world to take a lesson, and try to understand that simply having the ability to take advantage of a nation's citizenry doesn't make it a good idea...
From the article:
Although long seen as one of Africa's most promising economies, Kenya has a huge wealth gap, with 10 percent of people controlling 42 percent of the economy and the poorest 10 percent holding less than 1 percent, according to U.N. figures.
"If this issue is not resolved, the worst thing we would hear or see is a class war where these people, men and women, say they have nothing to lose," Abbas Gullet, secretary general of the Kenya Red Cross, told business leaders recently.