An opinion poll released by TIFA has shown that the majority of Kenyans believe Uhuru’s legacy shall be tainted by growing public debt, corruption in government as well high cost of living.
According to the poll, 18 percent of Kenyans feel that President Uhuru has performed poorly due to increased public debt which has committed millions of Kenyans to servicing loans they feel they never benefited from.
As the public debt balloons, 17 percent of Kenyans believe that the administration has left Kenyans with economic hardships, evidenced by the high cost of living.
For 11 percent of the respondents, Uhuru’s legacy has been tainted by the high-scale corruption within the government.
Other than President Uhuru’s legacy, the research conducted by TIFA also showed 72 percent of Kenyans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Among the other things believed to have tainted Uhuru’s legacy is the constant disregard of court orders. This was expressed by 5 percent of the respondents.
Also, 4 percent of Kenyans have a negative perception of President Uhuru Kenyatta due to his fallout with his deputy, William Ruto.
On the positive side, 18 percent of Kenyans praised Uhuru’s government for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another 14 percent expressed satisfaction with Uhuru’s Big Four Agenda. They are impressed by infrastructural projects within the country, education, and increased employment opportunities.
On July 1, the same poll agency released findings on its research on the BBI report.
The researchers found that BBI is an unpopular initiative in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard and most of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s supporters are the ones supporting the constitution amendment bill.
Most opposers of BBI were found to be from DP William Ruto’s Rift Valley backyard.
The TIFA findings of the opinion poll also established how supporters of Jubilee party, ODM, and UDA, a party associated with William Ruto, will vote;
- 59% of ODM members will vote yes,
- 29% of Jubilee members will vote yes if a referendum is held,
- 9% of UDA members will endorse the BBI bill.