Wednesday, April 30, 2008

On Post-Election Rebellion, Economic Growth and National Sovereignty

The other day, two colleagues on a listserv I subscribe to submitted posts that had troubling assumptions on growth and sovereignty in Kenya. One assumed that the 6 per cent economic growth achieved in the first Kibaki term had so significantly leveraged Kenya that it was making donors jittery - Kenya was no longer begging. She also made the assumption that, because Kenya was funding most of its budget from local sources at 93 per cent, the country had gained a new level of autonomy from its donors.

Read more from Godwin R. Murunga here.