Most Kenyans Still Support the Handshake
Majority of Kenyans (80%) still support the March 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga; though this support is slightly lower in Central, Rift Valley and Western regions.
The main reason for the support of the handshake, is that it has brought about peace and unity in the (86%) and eased political tensions in the country.
On the other hand, the negators of the handshake claim that it has brought about political confusion (36%) and has further weakened the opposition. (24%).
The Future of Leading Political Parties
Despite suffering defeat in two by-elections, including one in its perceived stronghold, only about a third of the sampled Kenyans feel that ODM as a political party will survive.
On the other hand, the recent wrangles in Jubilee are viewed by a majority of Kenyans as likely to have a negative effect on the future of the party.
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Q1 National SPEC Survey, 2018
State officials themselves, rather than errant/criminal elements within the wider society, are deemed responsible for most rights and constitutional violations. Support for devolution remains high, even if doubts continue to increase about the counties’ capacity to provide medical services on their own. China overtakes the US as the ‘most favored nation’ among Kenyans, even if its negative ratings stem almost entirely from its economic muscle – the very factor that has allowed it to become such a valued partner in Kenya’s development.
Foreign Countries and Kenya’s Development
While the President broke a record of sorts meeting three leaders in a span of one week, it will be the outcome of the meetings that Kenyans should be interested in…the meetings have presented Kenya with an opportunity to perhaps get the best from the antagonist ends that is [sic] the West and the East – with the US and UK as the epitome of Western influence. China represents the East.