Politicians are the least trusted professionals in Kenya-study

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  • Pastors and priests hardly enjoy a commendable following in the country as they were given a 58per cent rating, judges-50per cent while lawyers got 42 per cent.

Kenyans trust politicians the least in a survey involving thirty professions, where teachers and doctors scored the highest points.

German-based marketing research firm, GfK Verein, in its report dubbed “ Global Study on Trust in Professions” says Kenyans rate doctors the highest (87), nurses(86) with farmers and teachers tying at 84 per cent as compared to the politicians’ paltry 16 per cent at all the executive, national assembly and county level.

The politicians who currently enjoy some of the best salaries and allowances in the country and manage billions of shillings for recurrent and development expenditure are arguably being held primarily responsible for corruption, insecurity, low food production, economic downturn, the high level of the National Debt and the high level of unemployment.

Similar traits are witnessed in 23 countries that participated in the survey carried out across Africa, Europe, North and South America and in the Asia/Pacific region.

In Kenya, stable athletes who have continued to bring global fame to Kenya by their prowess in the field score highly at 76per cent together with traders now leading a foray of investments across all subsectors in all East African Countries from the most capital intensive to the lowest types of business that require the least technical skills even without capital input.

TV hosts also receive a major thumbs-up sign with all the survey participants giving them an impressive 76per cent with journalists heading home with a 71per cent score.

Pastors and priests hardly enjoy a commendable following in the country as they were given a 58per cent rating, judges-50per cent while lawyers got 42 per cent.

Interestingly people working in government score poorly where three out of every four people interviewed gave police a poor rating-25per cent higher than politicians.

The just released global survey that involved 28,000 people representing over 2.2 billion and carried out between September and November last year also saw fire-fighters get favourable ratings in the first world countries.

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are the only countries in Africa that participated in survey that also blames lack of adequate information among the masses on the importance of insurance which saw its agents bundled together with politicians as the least trustworthy.

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