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What Kenyans expect of Kibaki, PM ahead of 2012

BUSIA
By | December 24th 2010

By BEAUTTAH OMANGA

Top among Kenyans' expectations from President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga is national cohesion and security ahead of the next General Election, a pollster has said.

According to a survey report released yesterday by Infotrak, majority of Kenyans still bank on Kibaki and Raila to guarantee security for a peaceful co-existence even as The Hague strikes against top politicians over the 2008 post-election chaos.

"The high noting for peace and unity could be attributed to recent events revolving around the ICC and The Hague list of six," said the research firm’s boss Angella Ambitho.

She said while the release of the list has caused discomfort, concern and surprise to some, Kenyans do not think this in itself warrants the high tension and combative mood that has precipitated certain pronouncements from some leaders.

Five per cent of Kenyans wish the principals would exhaustively tackle insecurity.

Another one per cent wish the two would facilitate the establishment of a local tribunal, which they believe, would ensure justice prevails.

Others in the list

The second and third Christmas gifts Kenyans would like to get from the principals revolve around economic empowerment. Some 20 per cent of respondents would like to see more employment opportunities generated next year while another 18 per cent would like poverty and hunger to be eradicated conclusively and nine per cent want a corruption free year.

Other wishes include provision of free health services, affordable education, full implementation of the Constitution, resettlement of IDPs, fairness in distribution of resources, address land issues comprehensively, and reduce taxes.

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