Kenyans Angered by the Country’s Economic Status

[Photo: Afrobarometer]

Data from Afrobarometer shows that 85 percent of Kenyans are unhappy with the current economic situation, marking a 30 Percent rise from 55 percent in 2016.

The Online data analysis says that almost 9 out of 10 citizens say the government is performing very badly on managing the economy, improving the living standards of the poor, and keeping prices stable.

“The survey also found that substantial proportions of the population frequently went without a cash income, needed medical care, enough clean water, enough food, and enough cooking fuel during the previous year,” said Afrobarometer.

Meanwhile, the overall rate of inflation in January 2022 was 5.39 percent down from 5.73 percent recorded in December 2021.

This is as  the prices of commodities under food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 8.89 percent.

Last week several Kenyans took to Twitter to express their anger over the increased prices.

Using the hashtag #lowerfoodprices, they hit out at the government for failing to curb the ever-rising prices of basic commodities.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the percentage change in the price of a basket of goods and services consumed by households, increased by 0.31 percent from an index of 118.274 in December 2021 to 118.642 in January 2022.

Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that food prices rose by 8.89 percent in January 2022, making it hard for thousands of Kenyans to put food on the table.

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