Thursday August 23, 2018
By THOMAS MATIKO
Ipsos Synovate lead researcher Tom Wolf. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO
Ipsos Synovate lead researcher
Tom Wolf has responded to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru’s threats to
sue the research firm following its recent survey which listed the
former Cabinet Secretary for Devolution among the most corrupt political
leaders in the country.
The researcher said about 2,000 ordinary Kenyans were asked in three
different languages Swahili, English and Somali to name the persons in
the country they felt to be the most corrupt.
“We asked the interviewers the kind of corruptions scandals they had
heard about reported from the media. The next question was about the
names they might have heard mentioned in the scandals they pointed out
either prosecuted or not. That was all, just facts,” Wolf said.
Defending the poll report, Wolf expressed confidence of the findings
from the survey which was conducted between July and August 2018 stating
that it reflected true perception of Kenyans regarding the leaders
In an interview with a local TV station, Wolf further clarified that
the methodology used in the findings of the survey insisting that the
report was based on how Kenyans felt about different issues affecting
the country, including corruption.
Waiguru threatened to sue Ipsos stating that she has never been taken
to court on matters corruption and challenged the research firm to
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI