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Unemployment, Insecurity Key Issues Affecting Coastal Kenya, Says Poll

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By Shadrack Nyakoe

Opinion poll survey by Consortium of Researchers on Governance (CoRG) has revealed that unemployment and insecurity are indispensable issues affecting the coastal region.

Unemployment leads to thuggery in the area with a majority being the youths below thirty years of age.

This is according to CoRG Africa which released the County-Speak survey report for the Coastal region on Monday revealing that terrorism groups recruit youth to their illegal groups after promising to pay them well for crimes.

Lamu County is a blackspot for terrorism and bandit attacks.

CoRG Africa is professional partnership bringing together researchers, data analysts and policy advisors, aiming to improve citizens’ engagement in national, county and corporate governance.

The consortium recommended for creation of employment and engage youths through civic education on entrepreneurial skills.

It conducted a county-based survey from 11th to 30th March 2022 of the key issues and respective top-five 2022 gubernatorial aspirants in the 6 Counties within Coast Region; Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Taita Taveta.

Mvita Mp Abdullswamad Nassir topped in Mombasa at 42.5% while Chai Lung’anzi was first in Kwale county at 45.2%.

In Kilifi Gideon Mung’aro is the most preferred candidate at 57.9%, Issa Timamy shone in Lamu at 35.2% while in Taita Taveta Dan Mwazo took lead in the polls.

The research was carried out last month before One Kenya Alliance joined the Azimio la Umoja coalition and still the Azimio La Umoja coalition was the most popular party in the coast.

According to the CoRG director Charles MC’Olonde, the nature of the survey, stratified multi-stage sampling was adopted, with the Ward being the Primary Sampling Unit.

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He said a total of 3,600 respondents were targeted (600 per County), and 2,990 were interviewed, the sample size projected to have a 95% confidence level and a +/-3 % margin of error.

“Consortium of Researchers on Governance (CoRG AFRICA) is a professional partnership bringing together researchers, data analysts and policy advisors, aiming to improve citizens’ engagement in national, county and corporate governance. Conducted a county-based survey from 11th to 30th March 2022 of the key issues and respective top-five 2022 gubernatorial aspirants in the 6 Counties within Coast Region; Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Taita Taveta. conducted a county-based survey from 11th to 30th March 2022 of the key issues and respective top-five 2022 gubernatorial aspirants in the 6 Counties within Coast Region; Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Taita Tavetam” said Mc’Olonde.

He added that the survey evaluated the county political dynamics, party affiliations, campaign methods and top five gubernatorial aspirants.

“We assessed the messaging medium in the six coastal region and found out that social media, rallies, television, barazas, posters and door to door were the commonly applied methods. Billboards and radio are becoming more popular as we near the elections,” he said.

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