‘Ruto is God-fearing’ and Other Reasons Why Some Kenyans Believe Country is Heading In The Right Direction

March 1, 2023

22% of Kenyans believe that the country is heading in the right direction, a new survey by InfoTrak indicates.

In the report released on Tuesday, Infotrak said these Kenyans attributed their belief to peace and harmony in the country.

Other reasons given by the 22% were that President William Ruto is God-fearing, has improved education and healthcare, and the cost of living is affordable.

Others cited improved tax remittances compared to Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime. Others believe the country is headed in the right direction because their candidate is in power and that the economy is growing.

Of the 22% optimistic Kenyans, 23% were male and 20% were female.

Meanwhile, Infotrak says 62% of Kenyans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

They cited the high costs of living, high taxes, high unemployment rates, and calamities such as drought and poverty.

Others cited poor governance from leaders, bad politics, corruption, poor education quality, poor infrastructure and unequal distribution of jobs.

The survey covered 8 regions in the country, with 63% in the Coast saying the nation is headed in the wrong direction, 48% in Noth Eastern, 66% in Eastern, 52% in Central, 54% in Rift Valley, 66% in Western, 75% in Nyanza and 62% in Nairobi, all averaging to 62%.

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