Back to the Ipsos opinion poll survey published earlier this week (see also Kenya Forum posting, Jubilee support holds up but Kenya going in “wrong direction”, 14 November ): more than seven-out-of-ten Kenyans say their economic conditions have got worse in the last three months.
When asked whether their “household economic conditions” had got better or “worsened” in the last quarter, 72 percent said it had got worse. This is the second highest “worsened” response recorded by Ipsos since May 2017 (when the figure was 76 percent).
NO SIGN OF ‘TRICKLE DOWN’
Ipsos noted that household income for Kenyans had remained static over the period of the survey suggesting the benefits of macro-economic growth seen in Kenya have yet to benefit ordinary Kenyans.
It is little wonder that when asked what issue concerned people most, 36 percent of respondents said “the cost of living”.
Interestingly there was also little difference in the responses received to these questions from Jubilee and NASA supporters.