Kenyans optimistic 2021 will be better than 2020

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Kenyans at a past rally. An Infotrak survey reveals that a majority of Kenyans are optimistic that 2021 will be better./COURTESY

2020 brought about many challenges to Kenyans; from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country in March to the disruption of learning and loss of jobs, but a majority of Kenyans are optimistic that 2021 will be better.

According to a survey by Infotrak, 61 percent of the respondents said they were optimistic that things will be better in the coming year.

The survey which was carried out between the 27th and 29th of December also revealed that, at 44 percent, financial instability stood out as the key reason why Kenyans experienced difficulties in 2020.

24 percent cited loss of jobs as a reason while 21 percent said their businesses collapsed. Other reasons included; losing a loved one to COVID-19, contracting COVID-19, and being evicted.

This year’s festivities were also not well celebrated due to financial challenges.

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