The Common Good
September-October 1996

Kenya in Crisis

by Coby Bird | September-October 1996

THE COMMENTARY "Until Things Fall
Apart," by Julienne Gage (July-August 1996), was very
personal to me.

THE COMMENTARY "Until Things Fall Apart," by Julienne Gage (July-August 1996), was very personal to me. I grew up the son of missionaries to Kenya and still regard it as my home.

The situation in Kenya is one that has slowly decayed. After reading the article, I wanted to cry for "my" country. I have watched this decline for many years with the constantly nagging question of what I could do to make a difference.

Coby Bird
Abilene, Texas, via Internet

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