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TIFA: More Raila supporters starving as compared to Ruto

It is easier for Kenyans who support President William Ruto to put food on their tables compared to those who back opposition leader Raila Odinga.

This is according to a survey that was carried out by research firm TIFA between March 11, 2023, and March 19, 2023.

The survey also showed that areas that are supportive of Mr Odinga have been hit by drought as compared to those supporting President Ruto.

The survey further indicates 20% of Azimio supporters are likely to sleep hungry as it is hard to put food on the table compared to 14 percent of those who supported Kenya Kwanza.

In addition, 33 percent of Azimio la Umoja supporters go without food once in a while compared to 26 percent of those who support Kenya Kwanza and are in the same category.

Meanwhile, 56 percent of those who are supporting President Ruto never sleep hungry compared to 44 percent of those who supported Mr Odinga.

“While nearly one-in-five Kenyans 17 percent report that they and/or other household members always or often sleep hungry, rather more of Azimio than Kenya Kwanza supporters indicate that this condition is affecting them (20 percent versus 14 percent,” TIFA said in a statement.

However, 48 percent of Kenya Kwanza supporters have been hit hard by the high cost of living compared to those who supported Mr Odinga at 47 percent.

Hunger has hit Mr Odinga supporters where 27 percent are suffering compared to those who support President Ruto at 24 percent.

Additionally, the survey revealed that the high cost of leaving is a major concern for both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza supporters (48 percent).

However, TIFA notes that it is far too early to predict how successful the government will be in addressing challenges facing Kenyans, especially since so many of the factors that affect policy remain outside its control.

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