Sonko, Kidero tie at 45% in Nairobi race, Sakaja choice senator – Infotrak

Evans Kidero and Mike Sonko have tied at 45 per cent support in the city governor race, an Infotrak poll has found, just 10 days to the general election.

Incumbent Nairobi Governor Kidero is an ODM candidate while Senator Mike Sonko is in Jubilee party.

Independent candidate Peter Kenneth came third at 3.3 per cent and was followed by Miguna Miguna at two per cent.

More on city politics: Sonko, Kenneth neck and neck, Kidero still leads in Nairobi governor race – Infotrak poll

In the senator race, half of the Nairobi population will vote for Johnson Sakaja, who was found to have 50 per cent support.

Sakaja will be followed by ODM’s Edwin Sifuna at 28 per cent and Suzanne Lenge at 1.5 per cent. Twenty per cent Nairobians are yet to decide who to vote for.

For the woman representative, the poll found Esther Passaris of the orange party will get 61 per cent votes and will be followed by incumbent Rachel Shebesh at 28 per cent.

Shebesh was followed by Rosemary Wairimu at 0.5 per cent and then came Theuri Khadija and Winnie Wainaina at 0.3 per cent.

Rahab Ndabuki and Omolo Teresia followed at 0.2 per cent and then came Nadya Khan at 0.1 per cent.

In the popularity of coalitions, Infotrak reported that the National Super Alliance has 54 per cent support while President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has 38 per cent.

The researchers reported that NASA leader Raila Odinga got a 56 per cent rating and Jubilee Party leader Uhuru Kenyatta 40 per cent.

Uhuru was followed by Mohammed Abduba Dida (Tunza coalition), Joe Nyaga rated at 0.5 per cent, Michael Wainaina and Ekuro Aukot at 0.1 per cent.

It was reported in February that Jubilee and the opposition shared new voters almost equally in the just-ended voter registration.

An analysis of voter numbers released by the IEBC showed Jubilee strongholds led opposition zones by less than 50,000 new voters.

Read: IEBC final figures spell tight race for Jubilee, NASA

Data was collected through face to face interviews from July 15 to 22. The research involved 15,000 respondents and had a 95 per cent degree of confidence.

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