Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has vowed to sue IPSOS Synovate for releasing a survey report indicating that Kenyans perceive her as one of most corrupt in Kenya.
Addressing the media in Kirinyaga shortly after the release of the report, Waiguru rubbished the survey as political propaganda, accusing IPSOS of pushing a smear campaign against her.
“I will this say to IPSOS: Shame on you. Shame on you for pushing an agenda that you know very well is political. I have never been taken to court because of any matter regarding corruption. So you cannot come and say that I am the most corrupt,” said Waiguru.
“If they think they have any evidence on anyone on corruption. There is the DPP, they can take evidence there so that action can be taken instead of coming up with propaganda and saying it is Kenyans (opinion). Kenyans are not foolish.”
Unveiling the report, IPSOS Research Analyst Tom Wolf said that Kenyans ranked Waiguru the second with 31 percent, two points behind Ruto who had 33 per cent.
“Whereas former CS for Devolution and now Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru receives the most mentions in terms of being associated with a particular locus of corruption (the NYS), Deputy President William Ruto receives the most mentions in terms of “current and past leaders” perceived to be (or to have been) corrupt,” reads the survey report.
The survey was conducted between July 25 to August 2 with a sample size of 2016. According to IPSOS, participants were aged 18 years and above and were drawn from both urban and rural areas.