We must always be careful with statistics

One of the leading newspapers in the country carried a story on how millions of Kenyans are staring at starvation in case of a lockdown.
At a glance the story seemed convincing but when you looked at the data carefully, the numbers didn’t add up.
The authors acknowledge the credible source of data but omit some key information about the data used in the story.
The truth is that the data was from the 2015/2016 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey. No other similar study has ever been done since then yet the authors use it to address current issues.

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