By XN Iraki
Violence was concentrated in low-income areas. Crime is concentrated in the same places. Citizens in these places, dream of becoming rich some day.
If violence provides such an opportunity, they are likely to take advantage of it; not because they are bad people or less law abiding but the reality demands so.
"Poor people in America donât have the chance to participate fully in society because their circumstances hold them down," he said. That is not different in Kenya.
Instead of focusing on economic solutions to anthropological problems, we are making matters worse by issuing statistics which makes it appear some people or regions are poor because other regions are rich. This zero-sum game thinking is a recipe for instability.
How do we foster cohesion and integration through economics?
Let us learn from others. How does the US integrate nationalities, let alone tribes, into one nation? For your information, if you consider Native Americans, commonly called Indians, US has more tribes than Kenya.
Why do Kenyans "disappear" in the US but not in our counties? They are attracted by economic opportunities. They are also "less tribal" in the US because they can make ends meet.