A newly released opinion poll by an electoral observation group, African Electoral Observation Group shows that about 89% of the total registered voters will vote in the August 8 polls.
This will mean 16 million voters out of the 19.2 million registered voters will participate on the upcoming election that has been termed as one of the highly contested in the history of the country.
According to the survey, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee party would beat his closest rival Raila Odinga by garnering a 51.7% to Odinga’s 39% if elections were held today, winning the presidential poll in the first round of voting.
In 2013 contest, President Kenyatta defeated Odinga by over 800,000 votes after garnering 6,173,433 votes (50.51%) against former Prime Minister’s 5,340,546 (43.7%).
A total of 12.3 million Kenyans had been registered as voters.
The African Electoral Observation Group pollster further indicates that areas widely perceived as President Uhuru’s strongholds will record higher voter turnout in comparison to areas perceived as Opposition monopolies.
The survey shows that Western Kenya and Coast regions have the highest number of undecided voters.