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The Rise of the Wabenzi Tribe
1 September 2019
Michaela has an excellent writing style which made the situations and people very real. There are many excellent reviews of this book, the reviewers adding their comments to the politics behind Kenya's decline into a poverty ridden dictatorship. The book was printed in 2009 some 46 years after independence. It took the white settlers fifty years to build a thriving country. The Wabenzi took over and in less than 40 years we have a country on its knees.
Shocked to read about the main municipal food market in the centre of Nairobi over run by rats and filth. My memory is of a pristine market selling fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Supervised by a white market master and a team of cleaners. The Indian flower sellers in the entrance, always had wonderful displays of colour, the fragrance was heavenly. Tourists took photos . Well the image of the market from pristine to rat infested dump epitomises modern day Kenya. Obviously no-one in the Nairobi City Council from the Mayor down could be bothered with the health implications, the tourists or the city slum image. Recommend this book to anyone who wonders what happened to Kenya post independence.
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