Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Can you?

Can you afford food, shelter, healthcare, transport, electricity, and water services? (Okay, okay, when it comes to water services, can you afford to pay for a water bowser of "clean" water in the middle of this drought?) In addition, can you afford to save for your retirement, entertainment and a holiday somewhere nice that is not shags? Finally, if you are employed, can you afford to go a year without a job or if you are self-employed and "in business", can you afford to live off the proceeds of your hustle for a year?

These questions keep me up because on almost every metric, "barely" seems to be the only word that comes to mind. I wonder how many Kenyans listen to the "booming economy" PR with agreement. I wonder how many believe the PR gurus when they hashtag you with #TukoPamoja.

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