Raila, Kalonzo more trusted by supporters - Ipsos Kenya

Raila and Kalonzo remain more trusted in the NASA fraternity. This comes in the wake of massive defections of MPs from the ruling Jubilee.

 

According to a poll released Monday 13th, 52 per cent of opposition supporters have huge confidence in NASA leadership with another 51 per cent in Raila's leadership. Raila was inched closer by Kalonzo at 42 per cent, Mudavadi at 41 per cent and trolled at Wetang'ula at 34 per cent.

The report by Ipsos laid bare, claims that the Wetangula supporters had little confidence in his leadership.

In the survey, Ipsos found that 61 per cent participants had little confidence in the Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula. He has been closely followed by Kalonzo at 56 per cent, Mudavadi 54, Raila 47 per cent and the opposition as a whole at 43 per cent.

Jubilee fray

In the report, Ipsos Kenya stated that only nine per cent of Jubilee supporters had confidence in the opposition.

Five per cent of them had a lot of confidence in Raila, Kalonzo and Mudavadi while Wetang'ula received a three per cent rating.

A big margin presented itself in the findings as 66 per cent NASA supporters expressed confidence in Raila, while 51 per cent said they believed generally in the opposition.

Kalonzo stands at 34 per cent and Wetangula and Mudavadi stand at 20 and 18 per cent respectively.

NASA is expected to include Kenya National Union (KANU) party chairman Gideon Moi and party’s Secretary General Nick Salat.

But, unconfirmed media reports indicate, Uhuru phoned Gideon and advised him against NASA.

Which direction?

The poll additionally has found that President Uhuru Kenyatta is the one responsible for taking Kenya in ‘the right direction’.

He has been rated at 81 per cent followed by governors at five per cent and then Parliament, citizens and the opposition, with each getting a rating of two per cent.

On his part, Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries, politicians and the national government as a whole were rated at one per cent.

Fifty nine per cent Kenyans felt that Uhuru was taking the country in the wrong direction.

He was followed by county governments at nine per cent, Parliament five per cent, Opposition four per cent, and Ruto and Cabinet Secretaries at three per cent each.

The national government and citizens were each rated at two per cent.

But leaders and members of the public have criticised Uhuru saying he has failed in several areas. They said he has not ended corruption, the doctors' strike that has left at least 20 dead, mitigate the effects of drought and keep al Shabaab militants from attacking Kenya.

But Uhuru has maintained that he done his best and more than previous regimes. Regarding corruption, he once blamed government officials saying his hands were tied.

Elections boycott

In a recent survey, Ipsos said that at  least two million eligible voters are not willing to be registered in the ongoing mass listing campaign.

The Rift Valley, Coast, Nairobi and Western regions lead in the number of eligible unregistered people, with 17 per cent, 16 per cent, and 15 per cent, respectively as the deadline for registration inches closer.

North Eastern and Nyanza have the lowest percentage of unlisted eligible voters, with three and five per cent, respectively.

The target population for the survey was Kenyans aged 18 years and above. Some 2,057 people living in urban and rural areas and spread across 41 counties were interviewed.

Data was collected from January 9 to 27 through face-to-face interviews during which hand-held devices (smart phones) were used.

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