A newly-released poll by Infotrak has named Makueni the happiest county in Kenya.
The Governor Kivutha Kibwana-led county topped the country’s happiness index at 64.4 percent ahead of West Pokot (62.4 percent), Machakos (62.1 percent), Bomet (61.8 percent), and Kwale (61.3 percent).
Elgeyo-Marakwet was ranked sixth followed by Marsabit, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, and Mandera. Kisumu took position 25, Mombasa 44 while Nairobi was rated 45th out of 47.
In terms of regions, people from Eastern were found to be the happiest followed by Rift Valley, North Eastern, Central, Western, Nyanza, Coast, and Nairobi.
A United Nations survey released in March this year ranked Kenya as one of the happiest countries in Africa. Kenya ranked top in East and Central Africa in the World Happiness Report 2020.
The report noted that Kenyans are happier and more optimistic than citizens from neighboring countries. Out of the 153 nations that were assessed, Kenya was ranked at position 121.