Infotrak Managing Director Angela Ambitho. [Standard]
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been blamed for the wrong direction the country is taking.
The findings in an Infotrak poll conducted by Infotrak Research and Consulting between June 22-23 say some 26 per cent of Kenyans point an accusatory finger at Uhuru.
But Jubilee is still the most popular party, followed by ODM.
The poll sample size of 1,048 respondents covered 24 counties.
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Most Kenyans lost hope in the unity deal between Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga dubbed the Handshake.
This is also reflected in the 44 per cent who said the Opposition is not performing its role. They seem better off than the 31 per cent who said there is no Opposition.
The findings seem in line with the June 27 NEC meeting, where Raila sat through a day-long ODM meeting in Nakuru to discuss plans to revamp the party for the next General Election.
Coast region recorded the higest disatisfaction in the Raila-led Opposition. As would be expected, his home turf Nyanza is most satisfied.
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Western region registered the highest number of those who believe the country is headed in the wrong direction at 57 per cent. It was followed by Nairobi’s 51 per cent.
One would expect Uhuru’s Central bloc, where he enjoys the most support, to support his development track. However, it is North Eastern where most residents had the most hope in him at 47 per cent.
Peace and stability
Those who believe the country is headed in the right direction cited peace (49%), growing economy (16%) and good infrastructure (14%).
SEE ALSO :Calls for Jubilee party meeting The least cited was the implementation of the Big Four Agenda at one per cent.
Few fingers pointed the accusing finger at Deputy President William Ruto. Only 11 per cent blamed UhuRuto. Raila was the least blamed politician at one per cent.
Unemployment was listed as the top area of concern at 29 per cent, with Nairobi being the most affected.
Others included crime, food security and quality of education.
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Nyanza residents are the least satisfied with the budget across the country at 11 per cent.
Most respondents are ungappy with the budget because consumer goods such as maize, milk are taxed while fuel was not decreased.
The thorny issue on boda boda operators being required to have insurance for their passengers was listed by 15 per cent of respondents unhappy with the budget.
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