- From the survey, 13 per cent neither oppose nor support the creation of the office
- 5 per cent of respondents somewhat oppose the creation of the office.
Majority of Kenyans support the creation of the Office of Leader of Opposition, a survey by Trends and Insights For Africa (Tifa) has said.
From the survey, at least 45 per cent of respondents strongly support the creation of the office, while another 17 per cent are okay with the position.
However, 21 per cent strongly oppose the creation.
From the survey, 13 per cent neither oppose nor support the creation of the office, while 5 per cent of respondents somewhat oppose the creation of the office.
The office was proposed by President William Ruto first in a letter to the National Assembly and now forms part of the Bipartisan talks.
In the poll, 48 per cent of respondents said accepting the office will weaken the Opposition outfit, while 36 per cent believe it will make the opposition stronger.
Another 16 per cent believe it will make no difference at all.
The survey by Tifa is on the State of Kenyan Politics; Bipartisan Talks and Political Alignment.
The survey was conducted between September 8 - September 10, 2023. It involved 1,007 respondents.
Data was collected through Telephonic Interviews conducted (with respondents whose contacts were collected through previous face-to-face (i.e., household-based interviews)
"Interviews conducted in Swahili (mainly) and English," Tifa said.
Nationally Representative Sample was spread across nine zones; Central Rift, Coast, Lower Eastern, Mt Kenya, Nairobi, Northern, Nyanza, South Rift, and Western, with a margin error of +/- 3.1%.