November 21st 2017

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Kidero, Sonko in neck-to-neck contest, race could go either way

The poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) which is led by former Ipsos CEO Maggie Ireri shows the slight difference between Mr Sonko and Mr Kidero creates suspicion about who is who for Nairobi as the general elections nears.

By Joshua Mwangangijmwangangi@kenyafreepress.comThursday, 06 Jul 2017 19:36 EAT

The opinion poll research by TIFA.

A recent opinion poll for Nairobi gubernatorial race shows incumbent Dr Evans Kidero commanding a slim lead if elections were held today. Dr Kidero would beat his main challenger Mike Mbuvi Sonko by one percentage point of the total votes. Mr Kidero obtained 44 percent rating followed by Mr Sonko at 43. Peter Kenneth and Miguna Miguna who are independents got 4 per cent and 1 per cent respectively, while eight per cent of the voters were undecided.

The poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) which is led by former Ipsos CEO Maggie Ireri shows the slight difference between Mr Sonko and Mr Kidero creates suspicion about who is who for Nairobi as the general elections nears. Mr Kidero is defending his seat on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) under NASA coalition while Mr Sonko is under the flag of the ruling Jubilee Party.

On the other hand the TIFA polls shows that Johnson Sakaja of Jubilee Party is ahead of the others in senatorial race by 39 per cent. Edwin Sifuna has 28 per cent, Ramesh Gorasia, Suzzane Lenge, Zacharia Momanyi and other candidates have 1 per cent support from voters. 29 per cent of the voters have not decided whom to elect as their senator for Nairobi according to TIFA.

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