30 January 2016

Kenya: Energy Leads in Kenyans Rating of Jubilee Performance

Nairobi — Kenyans have rated the Jubilee Governments performance highest in Energy that scored 62 percent followed closely by Information Communication and Technology that scored 60 percent.

This is according to a new survey by Pan African Research Services that rated Transport and Infrastructure in third position scoring 56 percent.

"Provision of electricity in the rural areas, street lights in town, low prices in petroleum products and affordable electricity connection as the reason the jubilee government scored the highest in Energy," said Pan African Research Services Associate Director Susan Chege.

The Jubilee government performed poorest in security scoring 37 percent with many respondents citing poor implementation of immigration laws and corruption as well as poor response to intelligence.

The second poorest performance according to the poll was in land sector at 46 percent followed by health at 47 percent.

Asked what they thought should be the jubilee government priority this year, Kenyans highlighted Security as the major priority followed by Education, agriculture and food security as well as transport and infrastructure.

According to the poll Kenyans are half divided on whether the jubilee government is committed to fighting corruption at 48 percent divide.

Respondents from the Central region were 72 percent of the view that the government is committed with Eastern at 59 percent, Rift valley at 52 percent and coastal region at 39 percent.

A majority of the opposite review came from Western, Nairobi and Nyanza at 63 percent while North Eastern and Coastal region at 58 and 54 percent respectively.

On the Eurobond saga, over 40 percent of Kenyans have no idea what the Euro bond is while 38 percent are of the view that there was misappropriation of the funds by the government.

Only 20 percent think that there was no misappropriation of the funds.

According to the poll about 40 percent o f Kenyans are of the view that the opposition is putting the government on its toes.

The poll was conducted between January 19 and January 23, 2016 targeting Kenyan adults aged 18 years and above drawn from all 47 counties.

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