On 27 December 2021, research and consulting firm Infotrak released the results of its Voice of the People Poll, which measured the popularity of presidential candidates in Kenya’s upcoming elections.
It’s headed “Statement on fake opinion poll”.
“Our attention has been drawn to an opinion poll report circulating in various social media platforms purportedly released by Infotrak Research and Consulting on ‘the support for the proposed referendum and the popularity of certain presidential contenders’,” it reads.
“We wish to clarify that Infotrak has NOT released any opinion poll on these matters. As a professional and reputable research agency and pollster, Infotrak has a clearly defined procedure for the release of its opinion polls which is followed to the letter.”
The statement appears to have been signed by Raphael Mulwa, Infotrak’s “general manager”.
But did the research company really release this statement? We checked.
Poll on Infotrak platforms and covered by media
Further, Mulwa is not Infotrak’s “general manager”. His title is the “Public Policy and Governance Research Division Manager”.
And the company quickly took to Twitter to dismiss the statement, stamping it “FAKE POST”.
“We are not in any way responsible for this. Fake post #infotrakpoll,” it tweeted.
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