Majority of Kenyans fear political violence,survey

BY UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,25TH JAN,2017-As the country approaches August general election, a survey report released by Afrobarometer in collaboration with the instituted of development studies Nairobi university shows that majority of Kenyans fear political violence despite the growing satisfaction with democracy.
According to the report, 41% of kenyans fear becoming victims of politics all intimidation or violence during election campaigns with however 69% of the citizens feeling free to join any political organization.

The study further shows that the media is enjoying more freedom in investigating and reporting government mistakes compared to few years ago.

In matters economy, the survey shows that Kenyans have a brighter economic outlook however a majority still describe the present economic condition of the country as fairly bad with a feeling that the government has poorly performed in keeping prices stable, creating jobs and managing the economy.

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