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MUGA: What those huge political crowds really mean

In Summary
  • It may well be that it is the end of rural prosperity that explains why there are thousands of unemployed youths to be found in every town or market centre.
  • What we have seen in the Kenyan economy is “jobless growth” led primarily by the government’s investment in public infrastructure.

I once happened to be in Germany at a time when there was a general election scheduled to take place fairly soon, and campaigns were in full swing.

And the only reason I knew that campaigns ...