Impact of Negative Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics Essay

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Impact of Negative Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics. Problem Statement. Tribalism or rather negative ethnicity has been a major hindrance to the growth of the economy in Kenya. The media has played a major role in unifying the country but it is the politicians who use tribalism as a political tool to offer undue advantage to the ruling class. However this academic paper tends to analyze how negative ethnicity has grown and identify possible solutions to ending this cancerous virtue. Since tribalism plays a major function in our daily activities, it is therefore in my interest to closely scrutinize it to ascertain whether our insistent reliance on it is sensible or insensible. Working Outline: How is Negative ethnicity related to Politics in Kenya?...................................................3 Consequences of Negative Ethnicity…………………………………………………….4 Poor Leadership & governance…………………………………………………………..4 Increase In Poverty levels………………………………………………………………...5 Underdevelopment of certain areas………………………………………………………5 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...6 References…………………………………………………………………………………7 Introduction. Ethnicity according to the dictionary’s definition is the condition of belonging to a particular ethnic group or better known here in Kenya as tribe. In Kenya, when a Kenyan despises or attacks another all because of their ethnicity this is called tribalism. The ideology of negative ethnicity is a mindset of many Kenyans that claims some ethnic communities are superior and deserve more resources, while others are inferior and deserve less. For example, the 2013 elections in which Cord a coalition party claimed to the country that the ruling government is mainly comprised of two tribes: Kalenjin and Kikuyu and furthermore it runs down to government jobs. Tribalism binds us with our community by antagonizing us with other

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