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A study by KIPPRA on regional disparities in Kenya shows that relatively better regions in Kenya, in terms of lower poverty levels, are not necessarily those with better access to water, security, electricity connection and higher tarmac road density. The determinants of regional disparities in Kenya can be tracked from various dimensions. From a historical perspective, the initial infrastructure setup by the colonial government, that is the road and rail major corridors, was instrumental to the regions’ development where it was constructed. The same can be said of education facilities, which provided a head start to communities that accessed those facilities. It is also a possibility that the communities that got the brunt of white settlers in terms of displacement from their ancestral lands had to be entrepreneurial as a guarantee for survival. Therefore, a clear understanding of the genesis of regional disparities in Kenya may help various communities to rethink what needs to be done to develop their respective regions.

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