65pc of Kenyans in support of referendum, poll

Written By: Kevin Wachira

Poll: 65pc of Kenyans in support of referendum

A majority of Kenyans are in support of a referendum and are calling for an all-inclusive government.

This was revealed in an opinion poll survey among 800 respondents in 15 counties.

The survey shows 65% of Kenyans feel a change in the constitution is the answer to the current governance and socio-economic challenges.

A survey conducted by Infortrak who partnered with the Integrated Development Network (IDN) between 9th and 11th February indicates more than half of Kenya’s adult population at 65 per cent believe a change of the constitution will fix the often turbulent election period.

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Infotrack Research Manager Walter Nyabundi while releasing the polls said 52 per cent of those who supported the constitution change feel there is a need to make the government more inclusive.

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38 per cent of Kenyans who support the constitution review said they feel over-represented and there was a need to reduce the number of elected leaders.

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The survey also shows support for the referendum is lower in Central and Eastern Kenya compared to the other regions of the country.

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The two research institutions observed Kenyans want devolution strengthened through the allocation of more funds to counties.

IDN director Dennis Wendo said corruption was however identified as a key threat to devolution.

The survey was conducted in 15 counties with 800 respondents.


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