Patrick Ochieng

An environmentally sensitive wetland, a multi-national company and a local community that feels sidelined. Sound familiar? Patrick Ochieng introduces the Yala Swamp region in Kenya and asks if Foreign Direct Investment is really the answer to Africa's development problems.

Yala Swamp is a wetland bounded to the north by Nzoia River and the south by Yala River. The swampland covers an area of about 17,500 ha in Siaya, Bondo and Busia districts that are home to nearly 1.2 million peopl...read more