Majority of Kenyans satisfied with Supreme Court ruling, approve new poll date


Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho
Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho. PHOTO| COURTESY

A survey by Infotrak now shows that majority of Kenyans are pleased with the Supreme Court landmark ruling nullifying the August 8 presidential election.

The survey released by Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho on Friday, 84.6 per cent of Kenyans approve of the ruling made by the Supreme court, sending Kenyans back to the poll on October 17 with 14.3 per cent disapproving the judgment of the six judge-bench ruling.

Justice Mohamed Ibrahim did not render his judgment after being taken ill on the second day of hearing.

On the question of trust in institutions, 75.8 per cent of Kenyans trust the Judiciary as media attracts and a similar number, 73.2 per cent, approving of the media.

However, only 39.8 per cent trust the electoral commission to effectively carry out its mandate.

Further, 43.8 percent of Kenyans would rather have IEBC’s Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba and the poll body boss Wafula Chebukati resign in order for Kenya to have a free and fair election.

As we near the second presidential election, 76.7% of Kenyans approve of the new date despite opposition protests to first address key issues before going to the polls.

A total of 1,500 respondents were interviewed in the survey that was conducted on Septembet 8th and 9th this year.

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