Isaac Ruto, Laboso back to back in Bomet gubernatorial race-Infotrak

The incumbent Bomet governor Isaac Ruto/FILE

BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,12TH APRIL 2017-The current Bomet governor Isaac Ruto and Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso are neck to  neck in the Bomet gubernatorial race ,this is according to a  survey conducted by Infotrak Research and Consulting .

The two are only a point apart with 39 per cent of those surveyed saying they will vote for Ruto in the August General Election while 38 per cent say they will vote for Laboso.

The infotrak poll  also indicates that governor Ruto’s Chama Cha Mashinani  is second in popularity in the  county with 12 percent  compared to the Jubilee Party  which has  74 per cent.

Meru Governor Peter Munya who took over from Ruto as the Chair of the Council of Governors appears to be faring better according to the pollster, with 41 per cent of the 1,350 surveyed in the county between March 29 and 31 saying they will re-elect him compared to 29 per cent who say they will cast their ballot for his competitor and current Senator, Kiraitu Murungi.

Mithika Linturi leads the pack in the Meru Senatorial race at 35 per cent while Wilfred Lesan leads in Bomet at 24 per cent compared to Nick Salat’s 13 per cent.

Infotrak’s Marry Mburu  says the competition in percentage between various candidates vying for various seats  is likely to be even tougher as the  general elections  approaches.She says in the next few weeks  after the official launch of the campaign period it will provide a more clear picture concerning various   candidates depending  on the kind of campaign strategy they mount.

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