A new survey by Info-trak has revealed that 63 percent of Kenyans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

In the report released on Thursday, June 6, only 19 percent of Kenyans feel the country is headed in the right direction while 16 percent feel the country is headed neither in the right nor wrong direction.

“Over the past year, Kenyans have consistently expressed growing dissatisfaction with the country’s trajectory. In our previous polls, conducted in February 2023 and 2023, the percentage of respondents who believed the country was heading in the wrong direction stood at 62% and 53% respectively,” Infotrak stated.

Among the regions that mentioned that the country is headed in the wrong direction, Nairobi accounted for 74 percent, followed by Eastern 69 percent and Nyanza 68 percent.

A significant proportion of the youth (64 percent) between the ages (27-35) felt the country needs to be going in the right direction.Among the reasons mentioned by Kenyans who believe the country is headed in the wrong direction were; high cost of living, high taxes, unemployment, bad politics, and poverty

Other reasons were; rampant corruption, poor quality of education, lack of cohesion and unequal distribution of resources.At the same time, Infotrak revealed that 54 percent of Kenyans are conversant with the Finance Bill 2024 while 46 percent are not aware of it.

“A majority of respondents in the central region, 62%, are aware of the Finance Bill 2024, unlike other Eastern regions (41%), which scored the least in terms of awareness of the Bill. However, it emerged second at (59%) in terms of awareness,” Infotrak stated.

The research firm indicated that the male gender is more aware of the bill than the female gender, with (59 percent) of males being aware compared to (41 percent) of females.

The survey was conducted from May 23 to May 29 and covered all 47 counties and 8 regions in Kenya.

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