80% of Kenyans don’t think President Uhuru will succeed in fighting corruption

President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Head of State has extended he dusk to dawn curfew by 60 days/COURTESY

8 out of 10 Kenyans think President Uhuru Kenyatta will not succeed in fighting corruption.

According to a poll by Twaweza, 15% of this number say the president will not win in the fight against corruption because he himself promotes the vice.

40% say majority of government officials are corrupt while 39% think the president will not succeed in this fight because Kenya has been corrupt for a long time and will not change easily. 15% said that many of those who have been convicted of corruption are later freed.

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Meanwhile, of the 17% who think President Kenyatta will win in the fight against corruption, five percent said the president has shown determination in fighting corruption and four percent said he has good strategies to fight the vice. Two percent said he has all the powers and authority to end it.

The poll also revealed that of all the corruption cases, the one that is most known is the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal at 56% followed by the National Cereals Produce Board (NCPB)/Maize scandal at 28%. Sugar Industry and Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) follow at 25% and 15% respectively.

In the survey conducted between September 27th and November 2nd,2018, 71% of the respondents approved of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Leader Raila Odinga.

69% approved of the direction the country was taking in terms of education while 85% disapproved of the direction it is taking in terms of managing the economy.

76% are not satisfied in the direction Kenya is taking in terms of creating jobs/ income opportunities while 72% are dissatisfied in terms of improving living standards of the poor.