Clearly the middle class status has landed in Nairobi at least. Where money flows like champagne only no-one notices the sinks are the same but the taps are as varied as they are numerous. We have summer bunnies who have spent their years washing geriatric patients in some frozen american state coming home to ball the hard-earned dollars. We have drug lords setting camp and getting even cozier with the politics of the country. We have elaborately run monopolies with near comical facades of competition case in point Brookside dairy that owns Tuzo, Daima, Fresha e.t.c Kenya Power is a publicly listed company with not so directly identifiable “foreign shareholders” holding a monopoly on power transmission. And it goes on n on.
The multinationals are streaming in and finally our roads are beginning to take shape, KFC is just around the corner and 3G coverage is like pothole coverage circa 1998. Life does seem to be good and looking up for the perennially shortchanged Africans. On that note, is it other nations responsibility to help Africans or are we just a lazy bunch who got the short end of the geography stick? Ave read Niall Ferguson’s book, Guns germs and Steel and I think he has the plot right. I think we need to stop whining and start working. Twitter helps solve things doesn’t actually do the solving. We have come to rely on a medium as an authority rather than the resource at the end of that medium.