Majority of Kenyans surport the October 17 date set for a repeat poll-Infotrak

Majority of Kenyans surport the October 17 date set for a repeat poll-Infotrak

BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,15TH SEPT 2017-Survey carried out by Infotrak research firm says majority of kenyans are comfortable with the October 17 date set for a repeat presidential poll.According to the poll results released  on Friday morning by Infotrak  C.EO Angela ambitho  84 percent of Kenyans supports the date.

Most of the Those interviewed wants the exercise completed as soon as possible due to other important issues like the national exams.

Of 1500 representative sample involved in the survey 40 percent say they  have faith in IEBC  to conduct free and fair poll come October 17.

Majority of Kenyans  according to the survey are satisfied with Supreme Court ruling that annulled the August 8th presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days.

76.7% of Kenyans are for the ruling  delivered by the Supreme court  nullifying president Kenyatta’s

According to the survey conducted between 8th and 9th of this month, 75% of Kenyans still have faith in the judiciary that has been under scathing attack as a result of the ruling.

The latest incident that has caused uproar is the petition by Nyeri MP seeking the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga for alleged gross misconduct.

The survey comes in the wake of heightened political activity as the country gears up for a re-run of the contest between President Uhuru Kenyatta and challenger Raila Odinga on Octeber 17.

The electoral body IEBC which is in the spotlight has not been spared either,  more than half of Kenyans have lost trust in the institution that has been blamed for the failed election.

Also Read  IEBC schedules fresh Presidential election for 17th October

The poll reveals that 52.2% of Kenyans have no trust in IEBC, with 43.8% calling for the stepping down of the entire top IEBC management.

41% however want all commissioners to quit.



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