Veteran journalist predicts the coalition that will have many seats in the Senate and National Assembly in August between RAILA’s Azimio and RUTO’s Kenya Kwanza.
Veteran journalist David Makali has predicted the political coalition will have many seats in the Senate and The National Assembly after the August 9th General election.
The election is turning out to be a duel between former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja Movement and Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
According to Makali, Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance will have many seats in the Senate and National Assembly due to the huge popularity of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Makali also said Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance will elect speakers of both houses because it will have a majority of lawmakers.
“KK will most likely have a majority in both houses so taking the speakers is attainable,” Makali wrote on his Twitter page.
Makali’s sentiments come 10 days before Kenyans go to the poll, which is turning out to be a two-horse contest between Raila and Ruto.
In the latest Presidential opinion poll, Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga is still the most popular presidential candidate at 46.7 percent, but Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto is closing in on him at 44.4 percent, a new Tifa opinion poll shows.
Roots Party candidate George Wajackoya is third with 1.8 percent and Waihiga Mwaure of Agano party is fourth with 0.1 percent.
When compared to the previous Tifa poll, the new numbers indicate that Dr Ruto has narrowed the lead on Mr Odinga who previously polled at 42 percent against the DP’s 39 percent.
According to the poll, UDA is still the most popular political party across the country, followed by ODM, Jubilee, Wiper and Roots Party.
Largely following the pattern of support for the party alliances, the survey found that the Raila Odinga-Martha Karua enjoys higher support among voters across the country with 46.7 per cent against the William Ruto-Rigathi Gachagua pair who got 44.4 per vcent.
The Raila-Karua ticket is most popular in Nyanza at 80 per cent followed by Western at 61 per cent.
The Azimio team is also most popular in South Rift (60%), Nairobi (59%) and Lower Eastern (58%).
The Ruto-Rigathi ticket on the other hand is most popular in two of the nine regions – Central Ruift (83%), and Mt Kenya (66%).
The poll showed that only one-fifth of Kenyans (20%) believe that someone with a corrupt past can still be a good leader with nearly three quarters holding the opposite view (73%).
“However, more than twice as many of Ruto’s supporters as Raila’s agree with this view (29% vs. 12%),” lead researcher Tom Wolf said.
In terms of party popularity, UDA remains the most popular political party (41%), followed by ODM (at 34%), with the third most popular party, Jubilee, far behind (6%).
All the other parties share 11 per cent popularity share leaving only 9 per cent of respondents who neither “feel close to” nor “support” any party, or are undecided about the choice.