Kenyans happy with 10pm-4am curfew – Infotrak poll

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A new poll by Infotrak has revealed that a majority of Kenyans support the 10pm-4am curfew and other measures revised by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

According to Infrotrak, 63% of Kenyans said they support the nationwide 10pm to 4am curfew while 36% do not and 1% do not know. Another 53% support the restrictions around places of worship.

In the poll, 68% of Kenyans support the operating hours of eateries and bars while 31% do not and the remaining 1% are uncertain.

The poll also showed that 71% of Kenyans in need of medical attention visited public health facilities between the end of 2020 and mid–2021.

Of these, the survey, 48% said they were satisfied with the services they received; 51% of them noted an adequate number of medical staff, while 53% noted inadequate resources such as medical equipment and drugs.

The poll was released on Tuesday September 7 and showed that 7 in 10 low income earners visited public health facilities between the same period, as compared to only 2 in 5 high and middle income earners.

About 3 in 10 Kenyans who sought medical attention between the end of 2020 and mid–2021 required treatment for pre-existing conditions; including 1 in 5 for Malaria and the same for respiratory diseases.

The poll was conducted across the eight regions with 1200 respondents participating.


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