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Most Kenyans think country is headed in the wrong direction, survey reveals

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Almost half of Kenyans think the country is headed in the wrong direction in as far as the high cost of living, corruption and high unemployment rates are concerned, this is according to a report released on Sunday by Infotrak Research and Consulting.

The report indicates that 53 percent of the people who participated in the survey cited the high cost of living as the country’s biggest problem

33 per cent of the sampled population cited corruption, while 18 per cent said Kenya’s biggest problem is unemployment.

The survey further revealed that 58 per cent of Kenyans are unsatisfied with the 2019/2020 national budget which was recently read.

WRONG DIRECT

Only 17 percent of Kenyans are contented with the budget while 25 percent are unsure.

26 percent of Kenyans blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta for steering Kenya in the wrong direction while 55 percent credited him for taking the country in the right direction.

17 percent believe it took the effort of both President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to steer the country in the right direction while 7 percent said it took the effort of President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The survey findings also indicate that 31 percent of Kenyans feel there is no opposition in the country while 44 percent believe the opposition is there is not doing its work of keeping the government on check.

According to the survey, Jubilee Party remains the most popular political party with 40 percent, followed by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) at 21 percent and Wiper Democratic Movement in third place with 3 percent.

Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya each score 1% on the popularity scale.

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Open ditch along Ngong Road that is posing great risk to motorists

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A ditch that is unmarked along Ngong Road is causing havoc for many motorists.

In calls made by members of the public on various social media accounts on Facebook – many have lamented the great risk that the ditch is posing to motorists using the road.

On Thursday, Mr Martin Murithi, in a post on Facebook, asked the contractor to mark various parts of the road as construction continues.

“The marking of roads under construction are wanting, the contractors are really exposing motorists to danger,” he wrote.

Another Facebook user, Lemiso Emmanuel, asked motorists using the road to be extra careful.

“Unmarked ditch along Ngong Road. Drive carefully,” he posted.

various photos have also been shared of vehicles which have in recent times landed on the ditch.

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Highest presidential honour

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Eliud Kipchoge was on Sunday celebrated by being awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kipchoge was personally decorated by the president at the tail end of the head of state’s speech to commemorate the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa county.

“Eliud Kipchoge remains the greatest of our time. His latest conquest is a reminder that we can achieve our very best as individual and collectively as a nation,” President Kenyatta said as the audience cheered.

He then invited Kipchoge to the podium, shook his hand and draped him with the golden sash.

The Head of State also acknowledged Brigid Kosgei who recently smashed the women marathon record in Chicago.

Present at the event were Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other distinguished leaders.

The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest honour that can be awarded to a civilian.

LIVING LEGEND

Kipchoge recently became the first human being to run the 42-km marathon race in under two hours.

He timed an astonishing 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge aimed at proving that no human is limited.

“We are fortunate to a have living legend who also is an inspiration to all Kenyans. He achieved this through integrity and hard work,” said the President.

The president also honoured all journalists who play their proper role and urged scribes not to be corrupted in their role by receiving the infamous ‘brown envelopes’.

“Journalists should always speak the truth and avoid sensationalism,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also commended Kenyan musicians, artistes and comedians.

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Keys to exams container stolen

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Lukenya Assistant County Commissioner, Elizabeth Karitu, was on Saturday night arrested after losing keys to container storing national examinations papers in Athi River, Machakos County.

Through a statement, Machakos County Commissioner, Elizabeth Maina, said Karitu was arrested when she went to report the loss of the keys at Parklands Police Station.

She has subsequently been interdicted.

Ms Karitu claims she lost the keys after thieves broke into her car in Nairobi and stole her handbag which contained the keys.

According Ms Maina, Ms Karitu claims she had gone to Avenue Hospital in Nairobi and when she returned she found her car had been broken into and her handbag stolen.

“She has been interdicted and efforts have been made with by KNEC to replace the padlock. Everything is under control and there is no cause for alarm,” Ms Maina said.

Standard eight candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams from October 28 to October 31,2019 while Form 4 candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams from November 4 to November 27, 2019.

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