Majority of Kenyans trust IEBC will deliver free, fair elections – poll

April 23, 2017 11:23 am
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Infotrak puts confidence levels in the electoral commission at 66.2 per cent, which is credited to the newly constituted IEBC leadership/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, – A survey conducted by Infotrak reveals that a majority of Kenyans have trust and confidence in the ability of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.

Infotrak puts confidence levels in the electoral commission at 66.2 per cent, which is credited to the newly constituted IEBC leadership.

The survey also reveals that Kenyans trust the Supreme Court at 52.0 per cent, the media at 59.6 per cent and religious organisations at 64.2 per cent.

Political parties, the police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution are somewhat trusted at 50.3pc, 41.2pc and 38.5pc respectively.

Central region respondents and those from Eastern region are the strongest believers the elections will be free and fair.

However Nairobi residents are sceptical at 26.4percent.

On the other hand, 72.2 per cent of Kenyans believe the IEBC of will be adequately prepared.

Central and Rift Valley region respondents are the strongest believers at 80pc and 75.5pc respectively.

However, a third of Nairobi residents, at 28pc, and Coast region residents at 12pc do not think so.

The survey that was conducted between 9-12 April and sampled 1,500 people.

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