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Kenya: High Prices Are Pushing Citizens to Poverty

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Kenya is among several countries in the world hit by high food prices, according to the World Bank.As a result,World Bank says estimates suggest that an additional 44 million people may have fallen into poverty in low- and middle-income countries due to t


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Ellen m (215)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 4:30 am
Looks like its time to give to kiva via the butterflies, my only way to give nowadays. Thanks Cal

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 4:30 am

Serena Ciarrocchi (34)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 4:36 am
So sad...

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 8:38 am
Not good!

The Moonster (244)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 10:26 am
Sad, but they are not alone. I believe the poor around the world are suffering greatly - For the most part there is no justice or mercy for the unfortunate.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 11:41 am
The World Bank and the IMF ARE the problem. They aren't and won't be part of the solution.

Alicia V (181)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 1:06 pm
It is happening all over the world even in rich countries, we all know, of course the countries that have been more under the boot and wars-poverty now are facing the end. Nazis all of them.

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 2:08 pm
The food price system is out of whack - hits consumers hard and food growers rarely gain anything from it. Only the middlemen, who don't do the real work, seem to profit. Something wrong with that picture.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 2:21 pm
Isn't that where Barry Soetoro (Obama) was born why doesn't he step up to the plate to try to help them out of his own pocket.

reft h (66)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 2:48 pm
An article on the side talks about Kenyan MPs refusing to pay taxes - this going on while poor people are suffering - very interesting.

. (0)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 5:52 pm
The Kenyan government has never really been there for their people. The MPs are too busy stealing money from the poor.

As usual Big Oil helps make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

pam wilkerson (14)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 6:08 pm
Goverment should show the kindness on his people. This is sad. I pray that Government will wake and see what he have done to his people.


Susanne R (235)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 7:44 pm
Noted with sadness. Kenya has taken in a large number of starving Somalians, so I'm sure this causes a further strain on the supply and cost of food items. I hope the drought and famine end soon and that the security issues that hamper the distribution of food and supplies are dealt with effectively.

Herbert E (10)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 10:15 pm
If there was oil in Kenya, the yanks with nato goons would step in - no oil, the world bank and imf step in to ruin the country. See Libya.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 10:33 pm
So sad. Thanks Cal

Marianna Molnar (9)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 11:04 pm
very sad

Kit H (173)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 4:07 am
It will only go worse with the climate change and human population growth on an accerated speed down the road.

leanne Torio (244)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 8:53 am
It's always been the middle man that makes the money, not the hard working farmer - the downfall of our food industry was when the small family farmer went broke and corporate America started in on the factory farming and don't think for one minute that they are not going to profit - boycott factory farmed food!

KS Goh (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 2:54 am
Thanks for the article.

Saturday August 27, 2011, 8:21 am
I was born in Kenya and no longer live there. Every so often I look on Google Earth at the land of my birth and see yet more of its agricultural land and wilderness taken over by shacks and slums and buildings and roads. In my lifetime the population of Kenya has risen by over 400% and there is no end in sight. Simple primary school mathematics would surely to god suggest to anyone possessed of half a brain that more mouths to feed and less land and water to grow food upon will create a scarcity of food leading to an increase in food prices. Leaders of the past like Arap Moi helped the situation along by dismantling his predecessorís birth-control programme. There comes a time surely, when individuals (and those that unproductively patronise them) need to start taking charge of the situation and stop the childish blame game of bad government, Big Oil, World Bank, the evil West and all the rest. Until Kenyan individuals start taking responsibility for the large numbers of kids they choose to bring into the world nothing will improve in this land. Contrary to what many commentators appear to believe, patronising attitudes neither empowers people nor solves any problem.
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