If you thought the gap between the rich and poor was bad, devolution made/is making it worse. I think Kenya needs less than 20 counties, the rest are a total waste of public funds. We are overrepresented. Just think of how many hands a shilling has to pass through to reach the common man from the national treasury. In most cases, the last cent is pocketed by the MCA. When devolution was implemented, we still have MPs etc. Those posts were not scrapped. The result is that the new system was built on top of an older one, instead of replacing it fully. The wage bill will grind us to a halt and by the time we know it, we will be in a hyper inflationary environment where CBK prints more money to pay debts. The economy is in the doldrums and G.O.K accountants are busy massaging GDP figures to fool the outside world. This year, MPs raised their pensions. The problem is that the people who can push for these changes are the same ones who benefit from the status quo, so this will never see the light of day. A conflict of interest would never allow MPs to pass laws that don't favor them. We have MPs, MCAs and Senators. One has to give. Otherwise, we are FUCKED!! I know 3 MCAs who roll in V8s. With a salary of circa 300k, go figure how much they steal. Don't forget that this is the lowest rank.