Images from Africa in the Western media show mostly terrible misery, war, hunger and poverty. According to UN figures more than ninety percent of all Africans live neither in war nor crisis-areas and the economic growth of some African countries is among the largest in the world.
Kenya‘s economic growth is annually between five and six percent which is three times higher than the growth in Germany. This is above all to the credit of the middle class, which is probably the most crucial potential for the development of the country. Nevertheless you hardly notice anything about the lives of african middle class people. We traveled to the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi to meet and create a portray of people belonging to the middle class.
Ayanda and Anele.
Simon and Chris. Checking the rates at the Ngong horse racecourse. The horse racecourse is divided in two areas. One has a entry-fee and offers security, this one is prefered by members of the middle-class. The other one, behind the fence is free of entry fees and is frequented by people belonging to lower social classes.
Guests during a Wedding in Nairobi
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