At a glance
- Democratic preferences: A majority of Kenyans prefer democratic, accountable governance in which:
– Leaders are elected in free and fair elections.
– Political parties compete in an open field.
– The president is accountable to the people and Parliament.
- Democracy improving: Compared to 2014, more Kenyans consider their country a democracy and are satisfied with the way it is working.
- Greater freedom: At least six in 10 Kenyans say that freedom of association, of expression, and of the media have increased.
- Support for a presidential system: Seven of 10 Kenyans prefer a presidential system of government.
- Greater fear of violence: Fear of political intimidation and violence during election campaigns has increased significantly.
- Low trust: Trust in police, judiciary, and IEBC is low, while support for removal of IEBC commissioners is high.