Institut de Publique Sondage d’Opinion Secteur (Ipsos) firm has sacked lead researcher Mr Tom Wolf.
Announcing his exit, Mr Wolf said Ipsos bosses in Paris, France have also banned political surveys in Kenya. He indicated that Ipsos in France decided that its Kenyan subsidiary, Ipsos-Kenya, should not include “political” survey results in its public releases “for the foreseeable future”.
“I was therefore given notice, which took effect on 31st March this year. I am thus no longer associated with Ipsos,” Wolf said in a notice sent to newsrooms on Sunday.
Wolf, additionally noted that the decision was not influenced by the Kenyan government.
“As far as I know, there has been no Kenya Government interference which has led to this decision. However, on the basis of this decision, it was judged that my position as research analyst had become redundant,” said Mr Wolf.
On the next chapter of his career, Wolf said that he has no intention of leaving Kenya and will be looking for ways to help the people fo Kenya.
“I have no intention of leaving Kenya, I will be exploring other opportunities here where my knowledge and skills can contribute to the country’s development.
“I am grateful for this opportunity, given that these scientifically designed and implemented surveys have revealed the awareness, perceptions and aspirations held by Kenyans regarding many critical issues. I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from countless Kenyans of all walks of life over these years,” he stated.