DPP Noordin Haji Backed by Majority of Kenyans in New Survey

  • A new survey by the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) and Infotrak Research and Consulting has revealed that a majority of Kenyans have confidence in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

    The survey also indicated that DPP Noordin Haji enjoys a whopping 94% backing from Kenyans on the ongoing public prosecutions of corruption suspects and other offenders.

    The survey released on Sunday indicated that only 40% of the respondents believed that the ODPP was serving the public interest.

    Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) emerged as the least credible institution in the public eye.

    Out of the 1,538 respondents surveyed, only 21% expressed confidence in IEBC's ability to serve public interest with 31% stating that they are somewhat confident in the poll body.

    When the respondents were further asked whether they believed the electoral body could conduct a credible election as currently constituted only 39% answered in the affirmative with 45% expressing sharp dissent.

    The pollsters further interrogated the public opinion on the demolitions of structures on riparian and public land in the eight regions of the country.

    The highest support for the demolitions was recorded in the Nairobi region at 75% followed by Rift Valley and North Eastern regions with 68% support in each region.

    In Central and Nyanza, the support stood at 64% while Eastern, Western and Coast polled at 62%, 56% and 54% support for the demolitions out of all those who were sampled.

    The survey unearthed a dwindling confidence in the March 9 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

    According to the survey, only 32% of respondents were confident that the handshake deal would lead to reforms.