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Late night opinion poll emerge, shows widening gap between Ruto and Raila

by Paul Nyongesa
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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition flagbearer Raila Odinga could be on course to win next Tuesday’s presidential election in the first round.

According to an opinion poll conducted by Nation, Deputy President William Ruto  Kenya Kwanza Alliance, scored 41 per cent, eight points behind. But a lot depends on 7 per cent of the sample – an estimated two million voters – who told interviewers that they have either not decided how to vote or preferred not to give their choice.

They could all vote for Dr Ruto, a rather unlikely scenario, and force a re-run; or 3 per cent of them could break for Mr Odinga and give him a first round victory.

Elsewhere, Ann Waiguru will likely beat Ms Purity Ngirici in the Kirinyaga gubernatorial race in the August 9 polls, an opinion poll commissioned by Mizani Africa indicates.

Ms Waiguru who is running for the seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket is, according to the poll, said to boast a 45.0% approval rating from residents.

Ms Ngirici, the county’s Woman Representative, is at 37.4% percent. She is contesting as an Independent.

Mr Charles Kibiru is third with a 7.0% rating while fourth on the list is Mr Murithi Kagai with a popularity of 3.7%.

Mr Peter Gitau is placed fifth while Mr Joseph Ndathi who is gunning to reclaim his seat is sixth.

In the senatorial race, Mr Anthony Gitari Karimi was the most popular with a 36.9% rating.

Mr James Kamau is in second place with 34.6% while Mr Peter Gachoki is a distance third.

Six women are eyeing the Women Representative race.

Top of the list is Ms Njeri Maina who is popular at 34.4% while the second position is held by Ms Rose Wachira who accumulated 30.2%.

In Meru Mithika Linturi looks set to defeat incumbent Kiraitu Murungi in the Meru gubernatorial race on August 9, 2022, if an opinion poll conducted by Mizani Africa in July is accurate.

Linturi, the area Senator, commands a 37.6 percent lead in the polls ahead of Kawira Mwangaza with 30.2 percent.

Mwangaza is the outgoing Woman Representative.

The incumbent is third on 27.8 percent.

About 4.4 percent are yet to decide whom they will elect.

Murungi, who defeated Peter Munya in the 2017 polls, is hoping to defend his seat and serve for a second and last term.

Linturi, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate meanwhile appears as popular as his political vehicle.

Meanwhile, Kathuri Murungi is the most popular Senatorial candidate with a 60.5 percent rating.

Mr Joseph Arimba is a distant second, polling 18.6 percent of the votes cast.

The third, fourth, fifth, and sixth positions are occupied by Mr James Ntongai (10.0 percent), Mr Captain Goodle (4.5) percent, Mr Kinoti Marete (3.5 percent), and Mr Jonathan Gikabu who managed 1.2 percent.

In the Meru county woman representative position, Ms Elizabeth Kairemia emerged as the most popular candidate at 46.2 percent, and the second position was taken by Mr Felicity Nkirote who accumulated 25.1 percent.

Ms Edith Mwirigi whose popularity is ranked at 21.3 percent was third while the fourth position was taken by Ms Gakii Mbui whose popularity is 5.6 percent.

The poll noted that 1.8 percent of the voters were yet to make a decision on who they will be voting for.


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