Kenyan GDP Growth
Graph Created via World Bank Data
Development projects, not just focused on improving access to water and health services, but rather on building/improving infrastructure, road development, etc. have the potential to facilitate trade, increase business, attract FDI, and overall help boost the economy. Economic growth and infrastructure development, although seemingly unrelated to Kenya’s ethnic politics in fact show great potential for changing the political scene.
|5-year average of uses of Official Development Assistance (ODA),|
which shows 18.8% of which being used for economic infrastructure.
Graph created via AidFlows
|Kenyan GDP growth is doing much worse than|
neighbors Ethiopia and Rwanda
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Image via Afrographique
However, this is not the only impetus for change. The upcoming generation of Kenyan youth - who are more urban and technologically connected - are fed up with the politics of the past and show great hope for changing the political scene. Check back tomorrow for the final segment of this series on Kenya’s political landscape of the past and future.