Nairobi,KENYA: A section of members of parliament have said that pollster IPSOS should be investigated to ascertain its credibility in opinion polling in the country.
In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings led by Kiharu Member of Parliament, Ndindi Nyoro said that some powerful people whom they did not name are scheming and using pollsters to thwart his 2022 presidential bid.
The legislators turned the heat to Ipsos pollster indicating that the recent report it released was a scheme to malign deputy president with corrupt tendencies.
“Sponsored polls like the one which was sponsored by Ipsos Synovate, this was a clear tactic to paint deputy president as corrupt,” Nyoro said
“What we saw recently about a poll perception index was a diversionary tactic and I can clearly see corruption fighting back,” Nyoro said
“What we can clearly see is that there are forces,to paint our country Kenya as a corruption nation in quotes ,what they are trying to do is to paint anyone who is trying to fight corruption in a bad way you can even see the rankings of the said corruption index ,It was full of our leaders you can see our deputy president William Ruto .”He added
He said that in the recent past there has been concentrated efforts to bar the Deputy President from vying in 2022 by presenting series of petitions into the National Assembly.
Earlier this week, a survey conducted by Pollster Ipsos, indicated that deputy president William Ruto and Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru are the most corrupt leaders in the civil service.
According to Ipsos chief researcher Tom Wolf, 33 percent of Kenyans feel that Ruto is the most corrupt leader followed by Waiguru at 31 percent.