73% of Kenyans say August polls will be free, fair
Majority of Kenyans are confident the electoral body – the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will conduct free and fair elections. According to a latest opinion poll by pollster Infotrack, 66% of Kenyans have faith in the IEBC and believe that it will conduct a credible poll come August 8, 2017.
According to the poll, 73% of Kenyans say the August General Election will be free and fair with 14 % saying it will be chaotic.
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Addressing the press, Infotrack Director, Angela Ambitho, said 95% of Kenyans want political parties to take stern action against members who fan violence with 58 % of Kenyans expressing their displeasure with the manner in which politicians are conducting themselves ahead of the August polls.
The survey that was commissioned by Integrated Development Network (IDN), sampling a total of 1,500 respondents from eight regions, also indicated that 54.7% of Kenyans believe that no violence will be witnessed in this year’s elections while 25.6% believe otherwise.
The poll was conducted between 9th -12th April, 2017.