The report has four parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to the conceptual framework which has guided the work, an overview of the demographic, economic, social, political and historical context of discrimination and inequality in Kenya, and an introduction to the themes which have been identified as running throughout the report. Part 2 discusses the principal patterns of discrimination and inequality affecting different groups in Kenya. Part 3 analyses the legal and policy framework as it relates to discrimination and inequality. Part 4 contains conclusions and recommendations, drawn from an analysis of both the patterns of discrimination and inequality examined in Part 2 and the gaps, weaknesses and inconsistencies in the legal and policy framework identified in Part 3.
The purpose of this study was to examine the treatment and issue substance accorded to the coverage of poverty and inequality in the daily newspapers of Kenya. The source of information used in this investigation was articles about poverty and inequality appearing in all the four newspapers from November 2005 through March 2006
The papers in this volume are a selection of those presented at the Conference on Understanding Gender Inequalities in Kenya, held at Egerton University, Kenya, from 5th to 8th April 2004. It explores the many dimensions of women’s subordination and to discuss ways of confronting the entrenched legacy of male domination.
Inequalities work form the 1980
This report examines reforms in Rwanda, Ecuador, and Thailand that may be contributing to reduced inequality. In Rwanda, aid reform led to a better financed education sector. Fiscal policies in Ecuador have become more progressive and targeted to the poor, and tax revenues are more efficiently collected. Thailand, already a health leader in South East Asia, instituted a policy of universal health coverage in 2002 and, since then, has significantly improved access to health services
This paper reviews the links between social stratification and public policy since the creation of Kenya as a political entity by the British. It is a literature review of theoretical literature and historical policy document. It is argued that the establishment of a ‘predatory’ capitalist system by administrative and legal decisions first of the colonizing power and followed by the post-independence government has been crucial to the emergence of economic stratification characterized by gross inequality and widespread poverty.