Disparity in Kenya

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Disparity in Kenya affects all aspects of life of Kenyans who besides a large income gap, have widely different access to social services like education and health, and political representation. According to 2004 statistics, the top 10% household of Kenya hold 42% of total income, while the bottom 10% control less than 1% of the wealth. There are also significant differences in average lifespan and literacy rates between different regions of Kenya. The causes for this far-reaching inequity are political corruption and nepotism, unequal government investment in different areas of Kenya and geography.