Kenyans have rated President William Ruto’s performance in his first 100 days since inauguration at 52.1 percent, a poll by Infotrak has shown.
The survey, which covered all 47 counties and 8 regions in the country, sought opinions on Ruto’s performance in terms of delivering on his pledges to lower the cost of living and improve financial inclusion.
It also focused on Ruto’s pledges to reform justice and law enforcement institutions, including DCI, NPS and Judiciary, as well as his efforts to promote gender equality and implement the two-thirds gender rule.
According to the survey, Ruto received high ratings in the Eastern and Central regions, but was rated poorly in the Nyanza and Nairobi regions.
Respondents aged 18-26 years gave Ruto a score of 57.8 percent, while those aged 36-45 years gave him a score of 50.8 perfect, which is below the overall average of 52.1 percent.
Kenyans generally felt that Ruto performed well on his infrastructure pledges, particularly in relation to returning the port operations to Mombasa and reviving business in the coastal and surrounding areas.
However, he received low ratings on his economic pledges, particularly in relation to lowering the cost of living and making food more affordable and accessible to Kenyans.
The survey also showed that Ruto received mixed ratings on his efforts to reform institutions and promote gender equality.
The survey was conducted with a sample of 840 respondents, representing adult Kenyans aged 18 years and above, with the sample distribution being proportionately allocated across the regions.
The Rift Valley region had the highest sample size, while the North Eastern region had the lowest.