Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has dismissed as fake a poll putting NASA presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Raila hired US-based polling firm Zogby, which reported that he is now the preferred choice with 47.4 per cent registered voters against Uhuru’s 46.7 per cent.
The results reported on Wednesday were based on 2,983 face-to-face interviews conducted between July 8 and 13 in all the 47 counties in Kenya.
The poll had a margin of error of +/- 2%, 19 times out of 20.
Kiunjuri said the poll was not carried out by a recognised institution and has given the wrong impression.
“You cannot be a player and referee at the same time. You cannot do an opinion poll yet be the one on the ground. Fake opinion polls do not help,” he told residents in Malindi on Thursday.
The CS also claimed Jubilee is way ahead of the Opposition coalition and their own opinion poll showed that Uhuru is leading by 62 per cent.
Kunjuri said Jubilee has not only maintained its strongholds but has also gained a lot of support from areas that used to be Opposition zones.