The disparity between the treatment and benefits afforded to foreign and local NGO workers in Kenya has received fresh attention in recent months. This article from Quartz is well worth a read, setting out the various issues and repercussions in detail.

From Quartz

Kenya is pressuring thousands of expat NGO workers and volunteers to go home

Madonna’s unsuccessful publicity attempt comes at a time when the Kenyan government is threatening to send thousands of expats who work in the NGO sector home. A former British colony and one of the largest hubs in Africa for international charities and NGOs, manifestations of the so-called “White Savior complex” strike a particular chord in Kenya.

Over the past few weeks, government regulators have been tapping into this sentiment by criticizing the international NGO community for not hiring Kenyans and paying foreign staff more than local employees.

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