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Kenya Kwanza Gains Support in Recent Poll

A recent study has shown an increase in support for the ruling coalition, Kenya Kwanza, following the elections in August 2022.

According to Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA), a research firm, the coalition led by President William Ruto has seen a rise in support of 13%, with their base at 49% as of March 23, up from 36% in July 2022.

In contrast, the opposition coalition, Azimio la Umoja, has lost support, dropping from 46% to 40% during the same period.

The study was based on face-to-face interviews conducted at the household level in nine regions, including Central Rift, Coast, Lower Eastern, Mt Kenya, Nairobi, Northern, Nyanza, South Rift, and Western, in both Swahili and English. The margin of error for the poll was ±2.12%.

Following his victory in the August polls, President Ruto garnered 7.1 million votes, while Raila Odinga won 6.9 million, resulting in the Kenya Kwanza coalition becoming the leading political force in Kenya.

Even before his swearing-in ceremony in September, there was a wave of defections from the opposition to the ruling coalition.

In February, at least 32 MPs from the Jubilee party pledged their support for Kenya Kwanza, while the United Democratic Movement (UDM) joined the coalition after winning two governor positions, seven parliamentary seats, and 35 ward representatives.

President Ruto has reiterated his commitment to working with leaders from all sides of the political spectrum to fulfill their manifestos and work towards the betterment of Kenya.



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