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Mizani Africa: 59 per cent of Kenyans disapprove Azimio protests

Mizani Africa has released findings of a survey regarding the ongoing Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition’s protest across the country.

According to the results of the survey, 59 per cent of Kenyans are against the protests, 37 per cent gave their approval while 4 per cent are not interested.

Mizani Africa CEO Aaron Kiriba said 92 per cent of respondents who are are against the protest are from the Mt Kenya region, 86 per cent from Rift Valley, 79 per cent from North Eastern, 61 per cent from Nairobi, 45 per cent from the Lower Eastern region, 44 per cent from the Coast, 39 per cent from Western region and 24 per cent of Nyanza.

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In Mt Kenya, only 6 per cent of the respondents approve the protests, compared to 12 per cent from Rift Valley, the home of President William Ruto.

In Azimio leader Mr Raila Odinga’s Nyanza home turf, 72 per cent of respondents are for the protests.

A majority of residents of Western region (55 per cent), Coast (50 per cent), Lower Eastern (48 per cent) support the protests. Only 35 per cent of respondents from Nairobi have approved the protests.

Regarding the 2022 presidential election, 63 per cent of Kenyans believe President Ruto won the polls fairly, compared to 29 per cent who believe otherwise.

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Those who believe that the president won the election based their reasons (87 per cent) on the declaration of the results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the ruling of the Supreme Court of Kenya (85 per cent).

The respondents who believe that President Ruto did not win said a majority of the commissioners were of contrary opinion (71 per cent), 70 per cent of them said that elections were rigged, 52 per cent think that IEBC refused to open the servers, while 21 per cent hold the view that pollsters indicated Mr Odinga as the most likely winner.

According to Mr Kiriba, the poll was carried out on March 6th to 10th this year, and the random sampling was distributed proportionately to population size across 47 counties. The sample size involved 4,272 respondents, and the margin of error is 3 per cent.

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