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Kenyans wary of the current government performance;TIFA Poll reveals

By Mathew Ndeti

Majority of Kenyans have expressed their great concerns of the current government performance, a poll conducted by Trends and Insights of Africa (TIFA) has revealed.

Speaking in Nairobi during the release of the findings, TIFA chief executive Maggie Ireri said a substantial number of Kenyans ranked the Kenya Kwanza government on a C+ mark based on the overall performance of the Kenya Kwanza government.

The report which comes barely a year after the current government took over indicated that 56 percent of Kenyans feel the government is headed in the wrong direction, an 8 percent increase from March 2023 responses with 79 percent attributing it to the higj cost of living.

In contrast, 25 percent of respondents feel the government is headed in the right direction; a 12 percent decrease as compared to March 2023 respondents remarks.

In terms of achievements, the hustler fund launched a few months ago ranked at 10 percent in June 2023 and 29 percent in March 2023. The government’s efforts in stabilising the cost of fertilizer ranked at 6 percent in June 2023 and 5 percent in March 2023.

However, a majority of the respodents felt that government failures have witnessed a sharp increase with 52 percent in June 2023 as compared to 37 percent in March 2023 who attribute increased economic hardships.

According to the report, at least a third of Kenyans mention Kithure Kindiki as the best performance Cabinet Secretary.

The poll indicated that Kithure Kindiki, Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration ranked at 34 percent in June 2023 as compared to 26 percent in March 2023. This clearly indicates Kenyans are gradually satisfied with his work and his mandate at the ministry.

Ezekiel Machogu, the Cabinet Secretary for Education ranks second with 7 percent, and Susan Nakhumicha, Cabinet Secretary for Health ranks third with 6 percent.

Furthermore, Ababu Namwamba, the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts ranked fourth with 3 percent while Kipchumba Murkomen, Cabinet Secretary for Roads, Transport and Public Works caps the top five with 2 percent.

The economic survey was conducted between June 24 and June 30, 2023 and involved 1, 530 respodents.

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