Wednesday, June 21, 2006

There's hope

A recent development in Kenya is the government's decision to take away vehicles from most government employees. (Formerly, many officials had several vehicles in their private fleet, all paid for by the government.)

What a refreshing change! It always bothered me (and just about everyone here) that nearly every big Mercedes Benz had government license plates. When one wafts past a duka (small shop) whose owner makes about $100 a month, the contrast is unbearable.

Government-funded vehicle use is not gone altogether but is greatly reduced.


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