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Kenya, with its fertile soils, diverse climate, and enterprising people, should be a land of milk and honey. Tourists see safari parks and palm-fringed beaches, luxury hotels, and skyscraper offices
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  Kenya Promised Land? above  A game of netballat Maili 46 PrimarySchool Kajiado District Geoff Sayer  facing page Turkanagirl Samburu District left to rightã  Wangui in Uhuru Park Nairobiã Cattle returning to theirhomestead in theevening Narok District All photographs were taken by Geoff Sayer, unless otherwise indicated First published by Oxfam UK and Ireland in 1998Reprinted by Oxfam GB in 2004© Oxfam UK and Ireland 1998ISBN 085598 382 5A catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library.All rights reserved. Reproduction, copy, transmission, or translation of any part of this publication may bemade only under the following conditions:ã with the prior written permission of the publisher; orã with a licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd., 90 Tottenham Court Road, London WiP 9HE, UK,or from another national licensing agency; orã for quotation in a review of the work; orã under the terms set out below.This publication is copyright, but may be reproduced by any method without fee for teaching purposes,but not for resale. Formal permission is required for all such uses, but normally will be granted immediately.For copying in any other circumstances, or for re-use in other publications, or for translation or adaptation,prior written permission must be obtained from the publisher, and a fee may be payable. Available rom: Bournemouth English Book Centre, PO Box 1496, Parkstone, Dorset, BH12 3YD, UK tel:  +44 (0)1202  712933;  fax: +44 (0)1202 712930; email: oxfam@bebc.co.ukUSA: Stylus Publishing LLC, PO Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172-0605, USA tel:  1  (0)703 6611581; fax:  1  (0)703 6611547; email: styluspub@aol.comFor details of local agents and representatives in other countries, consult our website:www.oxfam.org.uk/publicationsor contact Oxfam Publishing, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ, UK tel:  +44 (0)1865  3 11 3 11   f ax:  +44 (0)1865 3 12  600; email: publish@oxfam.org.ukOur website contains a fully searchable database of all our titles, and facilities for secure on-line ordering.For the latest information about Oxfam s work in Kenya, visit www.oxfam.org.ukPublished by Oxfam  GB,  274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ, UK.Printed by Information Press, Eynsham.Oxfam GB is a registered charity, no. 202 918, and is a member of Oxfam International. This book converted to digital file in 2010  Contents A land of contrasts 5The Great Rift 6The bones of our ancestors 9Waterfront to the world 11Commerce and conquest 16The Uganda Railway 18Kenya Colony 19Independence and after 22Kenya at the crossroads 25Tea and tourism—coffee and carnations 27Smallholders and agribusiness 30Pastoralism or progress ? 34Land and poverty 39Land and conflict 42Health and education—at a price 44City in the sky 51Tales of city life 54Culture old and new 58The impact of tourism 60The promise of prosperity 64Dates and events 66Facts and figures 67Sources and further reading 68Acknowledgements 69Oxfam in Kenya 70
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