Youths are more happiest and optimistic
Youths are more happiest and optimistic. Infotrak


Youths in Kenya are more optimistic than older people as shown in the Infotrak report.

Infotrak report that was released on Sunday shows that 68.5 per cent of youth aged between 18-24 years are the most optimistic followed by those in 25-29 years with an index of 64.8 per cent.

However, the overall optimism index stands at 65.1 per cent, 63.1 per cent of those aged between 45-49 years and index of 64.3 per cent to those aged above 55 years.

More females at the index of 66.1 per cent are more optimistic compared to males at an index of 64.1 per cent.

The report indicates the overall index of 65.1 per cent had dropped from 75.5 per cent in 2015.

The research firm said the CountyTrak Index tool consisted of thirty-three indicators and five approval rating questions.

The records also show only Uasin Gishu county out of the 47 counties had a real increase in its optimism which increased by 6% from 64.7% in 2015 to 70.7% in 2020.

All the other 46 counties had a reduction in their optimal levels.

"Not all top-performing counties are doing well in the Optimism Index suggesting that County Governments and policymakers at large must marry the functional roles of service delivery with soft issues that cater for the emotional well being of citizens," the report said.

Makueni, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Tharaka Nithi and West Pokot are leading the topmost optimistic counties, Taita Taveta, Nairobi, Mombasa, Homa Bay and Siaya are among the top 10 unoptimistic counties.

Makueni, Westpokot, Machakos, Bomet and Kwale are ranked among the top 10 happiest counties while Taita Taveta, Trans Nzoia, Nairobi, Mombasa, Siaya, Nyamira, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Busia and Nyandarua are the 10 most unhappy counties.

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