An analysis of income distribution and development in Kenya, seeking to increase the reader's understanding of the political economy of that country. Dr Mwangi offers three contributions. He provides an estimate of income inequality in Kenya. He presents data on time allocation in Kenya which makes it possible to compare the distribution of work with the distribution of income. Finally, he attempts to construct a class analysis that goes beyond the debates of the 1970s and 1980s, and goes on to draw a number of important conclusions from his findings.