BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI, 14TH JULY 2017-If elections were to be held today Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago will be floored by businessman Bundotich Kiprop popularly known as ‘Buzeki’, a new survey by Infotrak Research and Consulting has revealed. The survey established that 54.2 per cent of the county residents would vote for Mr Buzeki, an independent candidate, if elections were held today.
The opinion poll whose results were released on Friday in Nairobi established that Mr Mandago, a Jubilee Party flag-bearer has a 42.1 per cent popularity rating in the county, which is also the home of Deputy President William Ruto. The research also extended to two other counties of Mombasa and Kakamega.For Mombasa the survey shows Governor Hassan Joho will retain his as well as Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya who the survey says will defeat their opponents with a large margin.
Interestingly the two county bosses are both Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Deputy Party leaders. Mr Joho has a head start as per the study in his county, with 63 per cent of the respondents involved in the survey affirming that they would re-elect him on August 8.
Joho’s closest rival, Jubilee’s Suleiman Shahbal comes a distant second with 15.3 per cent, while Senator Hassan Omar of Wiper Democratic Movement and Nyali MP Bollo Awiti will come third and fourth at 4.8 per cent and 0.5 per cent respectively.
Mr Oparanya in Kakamega County is leading with an overwhelming 68.3 per cent, with vocal area Senator Boni Khalwale who is eyeing the same gubernatorial seat on a Ford Kenya ticket placed second at 13.1 per cent. Jubilee Party’s Ms.
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