The majority of Kenyans feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction and are not happy with the lax in which the government is handling their issues.
According to a recent survey by Ipsos Kenya, which was released on Tuesday, 60 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed believe the country is headed in the wrong direction against 24 per cent who feel the country is on the right course.
Most of the respondents who are concerned that the country is headed in the wrong direction cited a high cost of living, unemployment, hunger due to drought and corruption as the key problems they are grappling with. The survey was conducted between March 4 and 12.
Most parts of the country have been hit by a ravaging drought from last year. Last month The Kenya Red Cross Society announced that about 3.4 million people concentrated in 10 Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) counties are facing food insecurity as a result of prolonged drought and failed rainfall.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) appealed to well-wishers to help raise Sh1.044 billion to fund its 2018 drought response and recovery program which is projected to reach some 1.3 million people in ASAL counties.
Other problems the respondent cited in the Ipsos survey include poor infrastructure, tribalism and poor leadership. TAGS