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Africa continues to suffer from White Elephants – David Ndii

Nicholas Norbrook
By Nicholas Norbrook
Managing Editor of The Africa Report

Posted on Friday, 19 April 2019 10:27, updated on Monday, 22 March 2021 10:51

David Ndii. Illustration: Jean-Marc Pau for TAR

The Africa Report sits down for coffee with the Kenyan oppositionist and economist David Ndii to talk about the "cargo cult" of infrastructure, and why farmers are the future.

Face-to-face, David Ndii is affable, solicitous: the piano in the front room is the domain of his daughter, and the excellent black coffee he hands over is brewed by his own hand. But outside his home, Ndii is a waspish public intellectual. His relentless critical barbs in the Nation Media Group newspapers eventually led to his column being axed in August last year. He is also the chief strategist for the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) – and famous for his tirades about the economic blunders of Kenya’s rulers.