The politics of food

Continuing from where we left yesterday, it is interesting to note that the settlers sought protection from the colonial government against the African peasants. In Siaya, we read

[ ]The new market position these farmers achieved in the 20s and early 1930s was feared by the European settlers in Kenya, who sought the protection provided by stiff competition and marketing regulations to maintain their domination of these markets.

Free market anyone?

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “The politics of food

  1. john zande says:

    It is truly remarkable how one human being can consciously exploit another human being. This sort of detachment from our common humanity can only be explained through early childhood education.

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  2. renudepride says:

    Has there ever existed a truly “free market economy?” Naked hugs!

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  3. […] and here are a few pointers to what I mean by the colonial […]


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