Most Kenyans Still Not Convinced Country is Headed in Right Direction

February 18, 2022

A majority of Kenyans do not believe the country is headed in the right direction, a new survey by polling firm Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) indicates.

According to the survey, 55 percent of Kenyans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. On the other hand, only 28% believe the country is right on track.

These new numbers are however an improvement from the June 2021 and November 2021 surveys conducted by TIFA.

The study conducted between June 24 and June 28, 2021, showed 72% of Kenyans believed the country was headed in the wrong direction. Only 12 percent were convinced by the direction the country was heading.

The November 2021 poll showed that 59% of Kenyans thought the country was heading in the wrong direction against 19% who were satisfied with the country’s direction.

In the new poll, fourteen percent of Kenyans think the country is neither in the wrong nor right direction and 3% did not give a response.

TIFA conducted the study between February 3 and February 9, sampling the views of 1,541 respondents countrywide.

The 55 % that think the country is off course cited the high cost-of-living, unemployment, the upcoming General Election in August and the campaigns around it and poor leadership.

The respondents who believe Kenya is on the right track cited infrastructural development, peace in the country, Kenya’s leadership and a favourable business environment.

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