By John Kioria
Majority of Kenyans will not be travelling upcountry to join their loved ones for the Easter festivities but will be attending church prayers from their respective places of worship, at least according to a poll by Infotrak Harris.
According to the poll revealed on Good Friday, the coast region leads with the number of people planning to travel for holidays at 11.6% followed by Nairobi at 10.3%.
The Eastern region leads in the number of people planning to attend church prayers at 45.3% followed by Western at 44.8% and Rift Valley at 38.1%
North Eastern leads in the number of people with no plan as regards the festivities at 38.3%, Coast follows at 33.9% , Nyanza is third at 31.7% while Nairobi is fourth at 30.9%.
North Eastern and Central Kenya form the crux of the people who will be working all along during the four days festivities at 16% and 10.6% respectively.
In the poll, conducted between March 20th and 22nd , those who indicated they will attend a church or prayers are mainly drawn from Eastern, Western and Rift Valley regions at 45.3% , 44.8% and 38.1% respectively.
North Eastern and Nairobi are lowest in the numbers of those planning to attend prayers.
More females than males plan to attend a church or prayers during Easter with females polling at 38% as compared to their male counterpart at 29.2% perhaps an indication of women being more religious than men.
More males at 10.9% plan to continue with work or business over the Easter festivities compared to females at 6.9%.
More rural residents at 39.9% plan to attend church or prayers compared to their urban counterparts perhaps an indication that the rural folk could be more religious than their urban counterparts.
It’s mainly Christians who will attend a church or prayers for the Easter commemoration with Muslims who are planning to commemorate Easter standing at 15.6%.
The young though will give church and prayers a wide berth as its is mainly the aged aged 45 years and above who plan to attend church or prayers during Easter festivities.