Last week, I travelled to Nakuru County, to Bahati Constituency in particular. I was visiting a young successful farmer whom I’ll call John.
A friend of mine who has just returned from Zimbabwe, tells me the country is faced with starvation this year. This country used to be the breadbasket of Southern Africa.
In some communities, too much success breeds envy, leading some people to want to be poor to conform to traditionally acceptable standards.
In the 1970s, farmers in Trans Nzoia and many other parts of Kenya produced forty 90kg bags of maize per an acre, but data from the Tegemeo Institute shows a remarkable decline.