– The prosperity index by Legatum institute, a UK think-tank shows Kenyans living conditions improved to 49.3 from 42.1 score in 2009
– The survey cited increased access to piped water, electricity, clean fuel and digital payments
– The index however, noted Kenyans financial situation has worsened during Uhuru’s leadership with a score of 39.3 in 2019 from 37.5 in 2009
– Kenya dropped from position 101 in 2009 to 135 in 2019 out of 167 countries on economic equality
A new report has revealed Kenyans living conditions have improved under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration compared to his predecessor Mwai Kibaki despite the economy deteriorating.
The prosperity index by Legatum institute, a UK think-tank shows Kenyans living conditions improved to 49.3 from 42.1 in 2009 due to increased access to piped water, electricity, clean fuel and digital payments.
A new report by Lagatum, a UK think-tank revealed Kenyans living conditions have improved under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime compared to his predecessor Mwai Kibaki. Photo: State House.
The report which was released on Monday, November 25, said the Jubilee government has boosted the business environment with a score of 59.2 compared to 50.3 in 2009 when Kibaki was in power.
“Kenya improved its scores in registering property, securing business permits, connecting a business to electricity, contract enforcements and investor protection through new laws,” the report disclosed.
The prosperity index noted Kenyans financial situation has worsened during Uhuru’s leadership compared to his predecessor Mwai Kibaki (pictured). Photo: The Standard. Source: UGC
The index however, noted Kenyans financial situation has worsened during Uhuru’s leadership with a score of 39.3 from 37.5 in 2009 as the economy faced job cuts, stagnant wages and reduced savings that has hurt cash flow.
The prosperity index showed the country has dropped from position 101 in 2009 to 135 in 2019 out of 167 countries on economic equality.
The index ranked nations based on 12 key indicators including education, wealth and personal freedom.
Kenya’s prosperity score in 2019 stood at 50.5 up from 47.5 in 2009 indicating the Jubilee regime has done better on other factors other the economic well-being.
As Kenya’s debt continues to grow crossing the KSh 6 trillion mark in July 2019, the report ranked the one time East African economic giant at position 140 in 2019 from 104 n 2009 on fiscal suitability.
According to Legatum, Denmark is the most prosperous country followed by Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.
South Sudan, Yemen, the Central African Republic and Chad on the other hand trailed at the bottom end of the table.
Despite the report saying Kenyans living conditions have improved, netizens believe otherwise as they recently asked the head of state to resign over lack of employment and poor economic state.
Edwin Waithaka @edwinwaithaka01
FINALLY.Kenyans are shouting @UkenyattaKe
Let patriots shout it from the streets, villages and towns. Beat up drums, pans, pots, tins, bag pipes and flutes. Let EVERYONE stand up and shout #UhuruResign ! #UhuruGoHome ! Or we must REMOVE you from @StateHouseKenya
I don’t understand why Kenyans are broke.
I don’t understand why Kenyans are sick of cancer.
I don’t understand why police are violent.
I don’t understand why corruption is rampant,I don’t understand why electricity is expensive don’t understand#UhuruResign
New day, another silly, paid hashtag #FireTheseCSs. We should all respond with #FireThePresident or #UhuruResign. ALL Cabinet Secretaries were appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. If a company isn’t doing well, you fire the CEO and if it’s a football team, you fire the coach.
Decrying #UhuruResign on tweeter isn’t enough. We need to stage 100 days demonstration to force Uhuru out. If necessary, we can send delegates to Libya, Hong Kong, et al. to benchmark on how to remove unpopular leader from power.
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