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REPORT: KENYA HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

Majority of Kenyans feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction with corruption topping the list of the concerns.

According to a new survey by Infotrack Kenya, which was commissioned by the African Center on Open Government, 58% of those surveyed feel the country is going in the wrong direction while 29% feel that we are headed in the right direction.

Those who feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction cited corruption as the key concern with 73% saying that corruption increased in the last one year, with only one in 10 Kenyans having confidence in the ability of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to fight corruption.

The survey listed the National Police Service as the most corrupt institution with a prevalence of 89%, followed by county governments 78%.  Corruption at the Deputy President’s Office stands at 51% while that of the Office of the President is 46.4.

Other issues that Kenyans want addressed are economy and insecurity.

The survey was conducted between May 31 and June 8.

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