Survey shows Jubilee govt’s performance has improved

July 7, 2016 4:36 pm
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 The survey was conducted between June 4-18 targeting 2076 respondents. Photo/FILE.

The survey was conducted between June 4-18 targeting 2076 respondents. Photo/FILE.
Nairobi, Kenya Jul 7- Jubilee government’s general performance has improved by 3 per cent since November 2015, according to a survey conducted by Research Company—IPSOS.

Overall, the poll shows that there has been an improvement of 6 per cent since 2014.

When asked to rate the Jubilee administration on policy matters with the Grand Coalition Government of former President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga who served as Prime Minister, 55 per cent of the respondents said the performance had improved, against 26 per cent.

The survey was conducted between June 4-18 targeting 2076 respondents.

The poll also gave President Uhuru Kenyatta a 68 per cent approval rating in the last three months.

Respondents interviewed—in the survey released on Thursday—mainly identified infrastructure (13 per cent), education (15 per cent) and the economy (13 per cent) as the major achievements in President Kenyatta’s approval.

“The President’s approval ratings for his performance over the last three months have bounced back from those recorded last November with a gain of nearly 20 percent. He however is yet to attain the even higher figures he enjoyed previously – between 73 percent and 78 percent towards the end of 2014,” says the survey.

Other contributing factors include achievements made in the war against corruption at 8 percent, implementation of the constitution at 6 percent and medical services at 5 percent.

Broken down, the President’s approval rating is higher in Central Kenya at 88 percent, followed by Rift Valley at 71 percent and Eastern region’s 68 percent.

Nyanza is the only region where the President’s rating fails to get at least a majority of this view, with a whopping 62 percent disapproving his performance countrywide.

Of the 31 percent of those who disapproved his performance, 39 percent tie corruption to their disapproval, while 19 percent cited the state of the economy with 6 percent singling out the infrastructure.

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