Majority of Kenyans believe that the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is the best party for the country, a new opinion poll suggests.
The party is a brainchild of Deputy President William Ruto, who seeks to use it to secure the presidency in next year’s elections.
On Thursday, K24 TV, on its Twitter account, posed the question, asking Kenyans to pick the party they think is the best for the people.
“Which political party do you resonate with,” the broadcaster asked, giving Kenyans four choices; UDA, ODM, Wiper and ANC.
65.2% of the over 10,000 respondents who had voted by 1:40 sided with the new party, with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM coming second with 25.9 percent.
4.9% of the respondents said that they support Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC, with former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper coming last with 4 percent.
This comes as a time when Ruto has urged Kenyans to join him, terming his party the solution Kenyans have for long been awaiting.
He holds that the party, through its ‘bottom-up’ approach idea, has managed to take the debate away from power sharing among the bigwigs to resource sharing among Kenyans.
“We are very proud that while in the past we were discussing PM, deputy PM and other positions, today the ordinary person has taken the centre stage,” he said in Karen in August.
Raila, on the either hand, is also keen on recovering the ground his party has lost and on Wednesday welcomed new members who have defected from UDA to his party.
Mudavadi and Kalonzo are also eyeing the presidency like the other two.
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