45pc of Kenyans want Raila in Office of Opposition Leader: TIFA
The latest opinion poll conducted by Pollster Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) reveals that 45 percent of Kenyans express strong conviction that Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga should assume the role of the opposition leader.
According to the TIFA poll 17 percent somewhat support the idea.
On the contrary, 5 percent somewhat oppose it, 21 percent strongly oppose it, and 13 percent neither support nor oppose it.
In terms of the anticipated impact of the opposition leader’s office, 36 percent of Kenyans believe it will strengthen the opposition, whereas 48 percent think it will weaken the opposition.
Meanwhile, 16 percent of Kenyans believe it will have no significant effect.
President William Ruto has consistently expressed his support for the creation of the opposition leader position, emphasizing his acceptance of the opposition’s role in providing checks and balances on his administration.
DP Gachagua and others within the party initially resisted dialogue with the opposition but eventually relented at President Ruto’s insistence.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has similarly criticized the talks, deeming them futile.
On the other hand, Azimio leader Raila Odinga has consistently opposed Ruto’s proposal to amend the constitution in order to create the office of the Opposition Leader.
Raila argues that Ruto’s administration’s proposal mirrors the suggestions made by the Building Bridges Initiative for many months. However, he asserts that these proposals cannot be presented in the same manner or processed through the National Assembly.
The TIFA release provides data collected from a national survey conducted by TIFA Research from June 24 to June 30. The survey included 1,530 respondents and utilized CATI (Computer-Assisted-Telephonic-Interviews) for data collection.