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Kenya Ranked 27th Unhappiest Nation in the World over Corruption

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network has ranked Kenya as the 27th unhappiest country on a global scale. 

According to the 2022 World Happiness report, Kenya was ranked 119th out of 146 countries having dropped one index point from the previous year.  

The report shows that the happiness rate among Kenyans stands at 4.543 points which was a fall from 2020’s 4.607 of 10 points.

Corruption within the government was cited among key factors that caused dissatisfaction among most Kenyans in 2021.

African countries that were ranked ahead of Kenya include Mauritius (52), Libya (86), Ghana (111), Uganda (117) and Nigeria (118). 

Countries that were ranked below Kenya include Egypt (129), Ethiopia (131), Tanzania (139), Rwanda (143) and Zimbabwe (144).

Generally, Finland was named the happiest country in the world for the fifth year in a row. 

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands came after Finland.  

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“For the young, life satisfaction has fallen, while for those over 60, it has risen – with little overall change. Worry and stress have risen – by 8 per cent in 2020 and 4 per cent in 2021 compared with pre-pandemic levels,” the report noted on a global scale. 

The report shows that the happiness rate among Kenyans stands at 4.543 points which was a fall from 2020’s 4.607 of 10 points PHOTO/COURTESY

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