According to the survey by TIFA conducted between March 11 and March 19, 2023, 17% of households in Kenya often go to bed on an empty stomach, while 29% do so once in a while, and 51% never sleep hungry.
In terms of political affiliation, 20% of Azimio supporters reported that they always or often sleep hungry, while 14% of those allied to Kenya Kwanza said they have also slept on an empty stomach.
The survey further showed that more Azimio supporters, 33% have slept hungry once in a while, compared to 26% from Kenya Kwanza.
While 56% of Kenya Kwanza supporters said they have never slept hungry, 44% of Azimio’s said the same. 3% of Kenyans were not sure whether they have slept hungry.
On the other hand, 20% of Kenyans not affiliated to any political party often sleep hungry, 26% sleep hungry only once in a while, and 49% have never. 4% of this group were unsure of whether they have slept on an empty stomach.
In the survey, 1 in every 5 Kenyans said they often sleep hungry.
Additionally, the survey revealed that the high cost of leaving is a major concern for both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza supporters (48%).
However, TIFA notes that it is far too early to predict how successful the government will be in addressing challenges facing Kenyans, especially since so many of the factors that affect policy remain outside its control.