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84pc of Kenyans not familiar with BBI contents and proposals: Poll

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According to the poll, the 32% would vote No because of varied reasons among them lack of information (32%), belief that it is not a priority at the moment (20%), increased political tension (9%) as well as increased political power to the Presidency which they view as a threat to democracy (6%).

A new poll by TIFA Research indicates that if a referendum was to be held today, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report would not see the light of day.

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The survey claims there is generally low knowledge of BBI as 84% are not familiar with its contents and proposals. In that 53% said they know nothing about the BBI while 31% said they knew only a little.

The survey was conducted between the 8th to 19th December 2020 and had 1,550 respondents.

The finding of the survey  shows regardless of the low familiarity, 44% of Kenyans feel that the Referendum should be held before the next general elections, 12% feel it should be held on the same day as the 2022 general elections, 31% after the 2022 general elections and 14% not sure.

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Further, Kenyans are nearly evenly divided over whether there should be any changes to the 2010 Constitution before the next election with 42% in support, 46% not in support and 12% not sure.

According to the pollster a slim majority of ODM supporters are more positive about having a straight, ‘yes’ vs. ‘no’ choice.

Fewer than one-third of Kenyans or 29% reported that they would vote “yes” while about 32% said they would vote “no. In addition, 26% would not vote at all while 16% are not sure or have no opinion.

Read the whole report –> TIFA_BBI Referendum Issues Survey_8th January 2021

 

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