A village in Kenya is quietly disproving the biggest myth about basic income
A 12-year basic income experiment in Kenya is showing that people typically spend free cash on necessities, not vices like alcohol or gambling. Maurice Owiti is 47 years old and works as a caregiver in a rural Kenyan village. In a poor community such as his, Owiti is lucky to have a job. But until late 2016, spending even $20 a month on school fees for his son was a struggle.