The Nairobi gubernatorial seat contention is expected to be tightly contested between the Azimio La Umoja and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidates.
The capital city being one of the counties that has a large voter turnout thus the leading alliances will be looking forward to get a person who could lobby a large number of people behind their presidential candidate.
The race for top seats in Nairobi, Busia and Murang’a Counties is set to be a tight affair with little separating the contenders, a new poll has shown.
The poll released yesterday by Tifa revealed a close contest for the governor, senator and woman representative seats in the three counties.
In Nairobi, the poll showed there will be a neck-and-neck battle to become the fourth governor of the city with Senator Johnson Sakaja and West lands MP Tim Wanyonyi leading other contenders at 23 percent and 14 percent respectively.
The incumbent, Ms Ann Kananu, is third with seven percent, followed by Richard Ngatia (six percent), Mike Son ko (five percent) and Bishop Margaret Wanjiru (four per cent). However, the undecided voters eats the largest chunk of the total at 23 percent, while those who don’t know the candidates are 12 percent.
“Whilst Johnson Sakaja is currently the most popular as pirant for governor, the combi nation of his modest lead and the number other contestants suggests that the outcome of this election is still unclear,” said Tifa research analyst Tom Wolf.
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