The Great Debate
Electricity cables are seen connecting power to houses within the Mathare valley slums in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa.
A television news anchor who exaggerates his experience is demoted, but doctors on television who exaggerate their expertise across all branches of medicine, prescribe unsubstantiated, costly and potentially harmful treatments, and leave other doctors to manage the fallout continue without censure.