Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance Party has more popularity than Orange Democratic Movement Party and the ruling Jubilee Party, reveals the new study.
According to the study sponsored by Tifa, UDA’s popularity was greater than ODM and Jubilee combined amid reports that the two formations could formalize a political union ahead of the 2022 polls.
UDA’s popularity had increased from 21 per cent in June when ODM’s preference was reported at 9 per cent while Jubilee Party’s preference was reported at 5 per cent in November.
Jubilee Party’s preference plummeted from 40 per cent in June 2020, 34 per cent in December 2020 and 8 per cent in June 2021.
“A striking finding is the rise of the UDA party since its emergence as the preferred electoral vehicle for DP Ruto and those allied to him, first captured in TIFA’s June, 2021 survey and repeated in this current one, so that as of now it is nearly twice as popular as its closest rival (ODM), and with official ruling party (Jubilee) now just a shadow of its former self in terms of popularity,” says the survey.
Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC, Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper, and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) have attracted one per cent approval rate.
The study also lists Ruto as the aspirant with national approval rating at 38 per cent followed by Raila at 23 per cent.
Musalia is at third with 2 per cent, wherelse Kalonzo, Alfred Mutua and Martha Karua having one per cent. 23 per cent are yet to decide.
The ruling party, Jubilee has announced that it will hold its National Delegates Convention on November 30, 2021.
According to Secretary general Raphael Tuju, they will consider, amend, review or ratify the rules and regulations of the party to ensure compliance with the constitution of Kenya, Political Parties Act and Elections Act.
The party will also review, amend and ratify its constitution to ensure compliance with the Constitution of Kenya, among other laws, as well as other issues forwarded by the National Executive Committee or governing council.