Kidero reaps big from Sonko, Kenneth wars

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Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO: TUKO

Another poll is out and this time around, the survey shows who is likely to win the Nairobi Governor’s seat even as the race for City Hall hots up pitting various candidates amid friction in the Jubilee Party.

The poll results for Nairobi has left the Jubilee camp a worried lot mostly thanks to the latest war of words between Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and aspirant and partymate Peter Kenneth.

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Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko. PHOTO: KENYA TODAY

The poll results that were sent to newsrooms on Monday, March 20, suggests that Govenor Evans Kidero would be the likely winner with a commanding lead of 35.5% if elections were to be held today.

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Carried out by research firm Infotrak, the study also indicated that Sonko, who is also eyeing the seat in the forthcoming General Election, would come second with 23% of the total votes and bitter rival Kenneth a close third with 20.2%.

Done on March 18 and 19 in 17 in the capital’s sub-counties, the survey also indicated that a big chunk of the voters (18%), are yet to decide whom to vote for.

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The leaderboard is however expected to change drastically after parties hold nominations in a month’s time as the undecided will most likely have made a stand.

800 respondents were interviewed in the latest survey that shows the former Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s aide, Miguna Miguna, would get the support of 1.2% of Nairobians while Bishop Margret Wanjiru, another Jubilee contender, would get 0.9% of votes.

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Former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth. PHOTO: WIKIWAND

Also in the race is businesswoman Esther Passaris (0.7%) and Dagoretti South Member of Parliament Dennis Waweru (0.6%) (Jubilee).

Splitting the votes between the National Super Alliance (NASA) and the Jubilee Party would tip the scales in the latter’s favour as Sonko and Kenneth’s combined support is 43.2% among likely voters.

This essentially means the two would easily trounce Governor Kidero if they decide to work as a team post party nominations although Sonko has ruled out such a scenario.