Only 14% of Kenyans trust MPs
28 September 2015, 19:18
Nairobi - Only 14% of Kenyans trust the National Assembly, a survey has revealed.
This was revealed in a survey by pollster Ipsos Synnovate who say that confidence in the national assembly and its organs is at an all time low.
According to the Poll released Monday, only 15% have confidence in the National Assembly Speaker, 12% for the
majority leader, 22 % for the youth MPs and 19% for
According to lead researcher, Tom Wolf, the numbers make for grim reading.
" The numbers as you can see are grim. Kenyans have very little faith in the legislature," he said.
Also, more Kenyans support the previous Parliament as compared to the current one.
37% feel the previous one did a good job while only 30% feel the current one has thrown its weight around.
Also, majority of those who had confidence were Jubilee coalition supporters.
" There is a feeling that the current house has failed in the eyes of majority of Kenyans but majority of those who feel it has achieved something are mostly Jubilee supporters," Wolf added.
The survey was carried out between July 30 and August 9, 2015.
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