Azimio One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate, Raila Odinga is the most popular candidate in Nairobi, Mombasa and Makueni counties in the forthcoming August 9 elections.
According to a poll issued today by Trends and Insights Africa (TIFA), 41 percent of Nairobi residents want Odinga to be their next president, while 26 percent want Deputy President William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the country’s top job.
Odinga is preferred by 50 percent of the vote in Mombasa County, compared to 32 percent for DP Ruto, while 48 percent of Makueni residents want Odinga to lead them. Ruto is preferred by 18 percent of those polled.
In April, 42 percent of those polled support the Azimio One Kenya coalition, while 22 percent support the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
The survey also revealed that Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is the most popular party in Nairobi, with 22 percent of the vote, followed by Ruto’s UDA.
However, the poll shows that gubernatorial aspirant Johnson Sakaja is the most preferred candidate for Nairobi with 23 percent of respondents supporting his bid.
Azimio One Kenya flagbearer Polycarp Igathe comes in second with 15 percent and Richard Ngatia came in third with 3 percent.
It further shows 53 per cent of Nairobi residents do not know who they will vote for as the governor in the August 9 polls.
In April, only 1 per cent of respondents wanted independent candidate Agnes Kagure as governor and a similar percentage preferred the incumbent Anne Kananu as their next governor.
In the Senatorial race, 19 percent of voters prefer Edwin Sifuna to be their next Senator, while 6 percent want Bishop Margaret Wanjiru to be their next Senator.
At least 27percent of respondents want Esther Passaris to keep her post as Woman Representative while 6 percent want Millicent Omanga to take her place.
According to Tifa, 63 percent of respondents are unsure about the Nairobi women’s representative election.