Taxing for a more equal Kenya
A five-point plan to tackle inequality
Paper publication date:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The number of super-rich in Kenya is one of the fastest growing in the world. Recently available data shows that in 2005 the richest 10% of Kenyans earned 38% of total income. However, while a minority of super-rich Kenyans are accumulating wealth and income, the fruits of economic growth are failing to trickle down to the poorest. But extreme inequality is not inevitable, it is a matter of political choice.
This report recommends a five-point plan that the Kenyan government could use to end extreme inequality in the country.