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Kenyans believe the country headed in wrong direction

July 2, 2019

Kenyans believe the country headed in wrong direction

By Samuel Ouma | @journalist_27

A poll conducted by Infotrak Research and Consultation firm indicates that majority of Kenyans are convinced the country is heading to the wrong direction.

Releasing the poll results conducted in late June across 24 counties on Sunday, the firm’s managing director Angela Ambitho revealed that 53 per cent of citizens believe the country is moving to dingy ditch whereas 34 per cent think otherwise.

55 per cent of people attributed the current state of the nation to high cost of living, corruption 33 per cent, unemployment 18 per cent, poor governance and bad politics each at 10 per cent and external debts 4 per cent.

Tribalism and poor infrastructure were each at 3 per cent while poor quality education, unresolved land issues and wrong societal values stood at 2 per cent and 1 per cent respectively.

President Uhuru Kenyatta bears the blames for the problems bedeviling the country at 26 per cent, political leaders 15 per cent, President and his deputy William Ruto 11 per cent, all citizens 9 per cent and 5 per cent blame the opposition chief Raila Odinga.

The survey further showed that 55 per cent lauds President Uhuru Kenyatta for good leadership in the country whereas 17 per cent think it is the combined effort of Kenyatta and Odinga and 7 per cent give credit to Kenyatta and Ruto.

31 per cent of Kenyans have quashed claims of the existence of the opposition following peace deal known as handshake between Odinga and Kenyatta, and another 44 per cent are assured the opposition exists but dormant.

Only 17 per cent of Kenyans are satisfied with Ksh.3.02 trillion ($302 billion) 2019/2020 budget which was recently announced by the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and 55 per cent are not contented while 25 per cent are unsure.

A total of 1048 correspondents were interviewed.

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