A new opinion poll released on Friday by Kenya’s leading pollster Infotrak shows that Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate Evans Kidero and his main competitor, Jubilee Party’s (JP) Mike Mbuvi Sonko, are tied at 45 per cent popularity in Nairobi County gubernatorial race.
Independent candidate Peter Kenneth trails Kidero and Sonko at 3.3 per cent, while former Raila Odinga’s aide Miguna Miguna has 2 per cent approval rating.
In the senatorial race, Jubilee candidate Johnson Sakaja would trounce Orange Democratic Movement’s Edwin Sifuna after getting an approval rating of 50 percent to Sifuna’s 28 per cent.
Esther Passaris of ODM is the clear favorite for Women Representative Seat with an approval rating of 61 per cent beating Jubilee candidate Rachael Shebesh who has 28 per cent.
Tim Wanyonyi (Westlands) Dagoretti North’s Simba Arati, Kibra’s Ken Okoth, Embakasi East’s Babu Owino, Makadara’s George Aladwa and Embakasi South’s Irshad Sumra are MP candidates from NASA coalition who are favorites to clinch their seats.
MPs with a clear win for Jubilee side are Dagoretti South’s John Kiarie, Roysambu’s Waihenya Ndirangu, Embakasi West’s George Theuri, Kamukunji’s Yusuf Hassan and Starehe’s Njagua Kanyi (Jaguar).
Lang’ata, Ruaraka, Kasarani, Embakasi North and Mathare constituencies are all swing constituencies according to the poll.