A former American Football player, Steve Gleason, once said, “I look at the human life like an experiment. Every new moment, every new experience, tragic or otherwise, is an opportunity to gain a more accurate perspective and helps lead me to clarity.”
He said this while fighting for his life after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His words are very much analogous to the experience of the African countries fighting the scourge of poverty while trying to strike a trade deal with powerful nations.
The ongoing trade negotiation between Kenya and the US is an experiment that needs clarity. Many other African countries have expressed concern about Kenya’s departure from past collective trade arrangements with the US.