Report: Majority of Kenyans happy with Uhuru’s handling of COVID-19 crisis


Report: Majority of Kenyans happy with Uhuru's handling of COVID-19 crisis
President Uhuru Kenyatta during a virtual summit on June 3, 2020. PHOTO | PSCU

In Summary

  • Infotrak said Kenyans have express confidence in the Head of State’s leadership capabilities during this period.
  • Health workers received a 77 per cent approval for their role as the frontline soldiers whereas the Health ministry got a 67 per cent rating.
  • The media that has been relaying information has 66 per cent trust from Kenyans.

At least 62 per cent of Kenyans are pleased with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis so far, a newly released report has stated.

Infotrak, in an opinion poll released on Sunday, said Kenyans have express confidence in the Head of State’s leadership capabilities during this period.

Health workers received a 77 per cent approval for their role as the frontline soldiers whereas the Health ministry got a 67 per cent rating even as the media that has been relaying information has 66 per cent trust from Kenyans.

Police officers have reportedly only earned the trust of 34 per cent of Kenyans, coming above county governments (28%), the Judiciary (21%) with both Houses of Parliament coming in at last place (19%).

The research company also said 71% of Kenyans think that continued indiscipline from their fellow countrymen and women could plunge the country into a dangerous phase as far as the disease goes.

Another 38 per cent of Kenyans, according to Infotrak, feel that corruption during this pandemic is distracting key players who are supposed to crush the pandemic.

42 per cent of those interviewed think that the government, through the Health ministry, has done little to create awareness on how to keep the virus at bay.

Only 47 per cent of the country’s citizens think the current pandemic is a major concern; 45 per cent feel that poverty and food security should be addressed first and given priority.

With the clamor to have the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) reggae back to the rhythm, only one per cent of Kenyans think that the constitutional reforms are important at the moment.

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