Poverty data should be wake-up call to leaders

What you need to know:

  • Kenya has jumped from a low-income economy to a lower middle-income country under the Jubilee administration.
  • It is still not too late for the Jubilee government to improve the lot of the majority poor.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), in a survey released on Friday, states that the number of Kenyans living in abject poverty has risen by 15 percentage points from 38.9 per cent in 2014 to 53 per cent in 2018.

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