Kenya: The Kadogo Economy – Food Rights and Food Riots On Harambee Avenue

| June 28, 2013

[IDS]Lucy strokes the head of one of her two shiny children and hustles them out of the rough wooden door with their school books. She’s wearing a perfectly fitting skirt of blue and yellow African cloth and a yellow T shirt stamped with the words ‘Unga Revolution’. She’s young and she looks determined. ‘Now, see, we skip mealtimes, from three to two to one. You can buy less amount of food. Instead of buying a two-kilo packet of unga (maize meal), because the money is not enough, you buy a quarter or a half, de

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