Majority of Kenyans believe the country is on the wrong track, most blame Uhuru - survey reveals

Unemployment, high cost of living and corruption stand out as serious concerns

File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto A recent survey by Infotrack has revealed that majority of Kenyans believe that the country is on the wrong track

The latest survey by Infotrak survey has revealed that majority of Kenyans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the survey which was taken last week and released today (Sunday), unemployment, high cost of living and corruption stood out as the top three concerns for the responednts in the survey.

48 Percent of Kenyans said that the country is heading in the wrong direction.

This is in contrast to 34 percent who believe that the country is on the right path under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Asked about what they think is the most serious problem facing Kenya, 55 per cent identified high cost of living, 33 per cent said corruption while 18 per cent cited unemployment.

Other concerns that stood out are poor governance bad politics, poverty and tribalism.

The survey also paints a grim picture on the economic situation under the Jubilee administration with the gap between the poor and the rich widening and things getting worse for Kenyan households.

Who is to blame

The survey reads in part that "The gap between those households whose economic condition has worsened and improved over the last three months has increased, and even among Jubilee supporters, far more households are in the former category than in the latter”.

26 Percent of respondents in the survey blame President Uhuru Kenyatta for the country heading in the wrong direction while 15 percent blame all political leaders.

11 percent blame both Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto for the situation while 9 percent blame all citizens.

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