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Citizen Weekly

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Kenyans have more confidence in First Lady Margaret Kenyatta than any other public figure in the country. A survey report by Ipsos Synovate reveals.

39% of the respondents expressed a lot of confidence in the First Lady with an overwhelming 73% rating her favourably and only 15% expressed a negative view.

Her support is highest in Central Kenya at 71 per cent and lowest in Western where only 6 per cent of respondents vouched for her.
The First Lady is also more popular than President Kenyatta in Coast and Nyanza regions, which did not vote for her husband in the last General Election. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta topped the list among politicians, with 43% of the respondents having confidence in him. Deputy President William Ruto is rated second with 38% while Cord leader Raila Odinga is rated third at 28% and Kalonzo Musyoka 20%.

Former President Daniel Moi and his successor Mwai Kibaki rated 26 and 27 per cent respectively. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi, and House Majority Leader Aden Duale polled 16 per cent each.