The majority of Kenyans believe that Kenya Kwanza Presidential candidate in the 2022 elections William Ruto won the hotly contested presidential election.
According to a new survey conducted by TIFA, a whopping 48 percent of those interviewed believe that William Ruto won the elections.
The poll which interviewed 2,065 respondents across 9 regions stated that 37 percent of those who voted for the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga believe that their candidate lost.
“William Ruto in fact, received the most votes (48 percent) compared to Raila (37 percent),” the survey read in parts.
The poll released on Thursday, April 20, further indicates that among those who claim to have voted for either of the two leading 2022 presidential contenders, only a modest belief that the officially declared winner was William Ruto.
Tifa however notes that the split on this issue between William Ruto and Raila Odinga voters is stark, with nearly equal numbers expressing the view that he did not achieve much.
According to the official results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), there was only a vote margin of less than 200,000 between the two presidential contenders in the 2022 election.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati while announcing the winner stated that William Ruto who was running on a UDA party ticket garnered 7.1 million votes against Raila’s 6.9 million votes.
Since then, the opposition leader has refused to acknowledge that he lost the hotly contested 2022 presidential race.
Raila in his own thinking claims he was the winner and that his victory was twisted in favor of his bitter rival William Ruto.
The former Prime Minister argues that he got 8.1 million against William Ruto. and 5.8 million and has resorted to weekly protests to push for the opening of the IEBC servers to ascertain who fairly won the election.