ECONOMICS OPINION & ANALYSIS

Communism as a Permanent Solution to Corruption in Kenya

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Declaring property ownership communal can be a solution of the last resort to the rampant cases of corruption in Kenya. Somebody could be asking how is this even possible? Let’s start by differentiating the current method of ownership of property in Kenya (Capitalism) from the method I propose here in that is communism.

According to Investopedia (a business and investment dictionary), Capitalism is an economic system in which capital goods are owned by private individuals or businesses and the production of goods and services is based on supply and demand in the general market (market economy) rather than through central planning (planned/command economy). On the other hand, communism is a political and economic ideology that positions itself in opposition to liberal democracy and capitalism, advocating instead a classless system in which the means of production are owned communally and private property is non-existent or severely curtailed.

From the above definitions we can conclude that Capitalism has been the greatest perpetrator of corruption in our motherland where everybody is for himself and God for us all. Under this method of ownership, it is all about me and what belongs to me. Therefore, people do anything to accumulate as much as they can to be mentioned under their names without considering the welfare of those around them. The method I propose here in will ensure that all property is communally owned and therefore no matter how much somebody may strain to steal and accumulate the property it will be in vain because in the end the property belongs to the him/her and those around them or rather to all of us. Someone intending to steal from the public will therefore be discouraged by the fact that nothing belongs to them.

Under this method of ownership, it will be about “us” and what we own and not all about “me” and therefore it will be a good method that will act as last resort solution to corruption in country.

Let’s embrace Communism and save something for our future generations.

…………………………………………..ENDS………………………………………………

Munene Erick
Munene is a top-notch and passionate economist who is confident in his ability to derive clarity, insights, and knowledge from data. He has a vast interest in the economics field. The courses he cares about include: Economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, Education, Environment and Community service. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and statistics of Kenyatta University with an on-going Master of Economics (Policy and Management) in the same institution.

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