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Citizens’ perceptions of the economy

12 Dec 2019 Kenya
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 8 survey in Kenya in 2019.

At a glance

  • Perceptions of the country’s economic performance have worsened.
  • Fewer than half of Kenyans think the country is heading in the right direction. Youth are more optimistic about the economy than their elders.
  • Corruption, unemployment, and economic management top the list of economic issues that Kenyans want the government to address.
  • Overwhelmingly, Kenyans support the handshake between the president and the opposition leader.