Makueni County tops list of happiest counties in Kenya

Makueni County tops list of happiest counties in Kenya

Makueni County has topped the list of the happiest counties in Kenya in a just released poll by Infotrak.

According to the poll, Makueni leads in the county happiness index at 64.4 per cent followed by West Pokot with 62.4 percent, Machakos 62.1 percent and Bomet at 61.8 per cent.

Kwale County completes the top five list of the happiest counties at 61.3 per cent.

Making the top 10 list is Elgeyo Marakwet, Marsabit, Uasin Gishu, Kericho and Mandera.

The three cities in the country are ranked as follows: Kisumu took position 25, Mombasa 44 and Nairobi at number 45/47.

In terms of regions, the Eastern part of Kenya leads the pack, followed by Rift Valley, North Eastern, Central, Western, Nyanza, Coast and Nairobi.

The survey comes just a few months after the United Nations ranked Kenya among the happiest countries in Africa.

In March Kenya was ranked by the UN as the happiest country in East and Central Africa in the World Happiness Report of 2020.

The report released in March noted that Kenyans are happier and more hopeful than citizens from other neighboring counties.

Kenya was ranked at position 121 out of 153 countries that were assessed.

Uganda came second at position 126, Burundi took third position at 140 while Tanzania was ranked position 148 with Rwanda taking position 150.

Sudan was the worst ranked in the region.

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