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Kenyans Absorb Newly Released County Wealth List

John Njagi | Daily Nation   in  ·
November 11, 2014

A report has exposed the wide disparities in the quality of life in various counties and the hard work needed to bring modern conveniences to all parts of the country.

While Nairobi is wealthy and many of its residents have access to electricity, sanitation, clean water and other modern tools and toys such as mobile phones and cars, people in other counties are years behind.

In Turkana, for example, 82 per cent of the population do not have access to toilets and must go to the bush. And 97.6 per cent of the residents of the potentially oil-rich county do not have electricity.

In Nairobi, 86.8 per cent have access to improved sanitation and 72.4 per cent have power.

Only 2,000 households, or 1.6 per cent of the households in Mandera, have access to TV and only 1.3 per cent to the Internet.

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