BRIAN OTIENO/AFP/Getty Images

肯尼亚的完美风暴

内罗毕——这是肯尼亚雨季的结束,但今年的暴风雨几乎已经达到了圣经级别,不仅冲走了人们阳光明媚的个性,还冲走了桥梁、汽车、牲畜和作物。但如此损失不能仅仅归咎于天气因素。

道路遭受的损失尤为严重;首都的高速路上随处可见汽车大小的凹坑。例如,在利穆鲁路的联合国办事处附近,出现了长达半英里拥堵的汽车长龙,因为车辆被迫挤入对向车道,以避免掉入一个特别大的水坑。其他地方的车辆也缓慢向前爬行,试图躲避一个又一个水坑,不时有骑马塔图小巴的上班族因为粗心大意而跌进水坑。

你可能会问政府为什么不采取对策。毕竟,道路平整与否是一个国家社会和经济福祉显而易见的基本衡量标准。平整的道路彰显着政府的效率,而坑坑洼洼的道路则表明政府的无能。任何试图争取选民支持的政府往往都会竭尽全力确保道路畅通。肯尼亚究竟怎么了?

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

To continue reading, please log in or register now. After entering your email, you'll have access to two free articles every month. For unlimited access to Project Syndicate, subscribe now.

required

By proceeding, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.

Log in

http://prosyn.org/u9zTS9w/zh;

Cookies and Privacy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. To find out more, read our updated cookie policy and privacy policy.