Government and Poverty in Kenya

Some facts about Kenya:

  • Kenya is smaller than the state of Texas.
  • Interest rates are 18 percent, sales tax is 16 percent, and some pay up to 60 percent in income tax.
  • There are more than 250 members of parliament in Kenya and they make over $150000 a year, and they don’t pay taxes.
  • 57 percent of Kenya lives in poverty, which means they make less than $40 a month in capital city Nairobi, and less than $20 a month in the rural areas.

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