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Jubilee is more popular than Nasa in Nairobi –survey

Jubilee Party is more popular in Nairobi County than the Opposition National Super Alliance, a new opinion poll has revealed.

The report by Infotrak, a research and consulting firm, released on Thursday shows that 43.2 per cent of Nairobi County residents were affiliated to the Jubilee party, edging the Opposition coalition by slightly over three percentage points.

The Opposition outfit, NASA, came out with 40 per cent residents showing their support for the coalition consisting of Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula.

The study further revealed that 7.6 per cent of the residents were not affiliated to any of the two coalitions with another 6.2 per cent undecided.

In 2013 General Elections, Cord Coalition trounced the Jubilee Coalition. Cord’s Raila Odinga garnered 691,156 votes against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 659,490 votes.

According to the latest statistics by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Nairobi County has 2,304,386 registered voters.

SONKO STILL FAVOURITE

Meanwhile, the report also revealed that Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, who is gunning for the governorship seat, was still the favourite for the capital’s senatorial seat if elections were held today.

Mr Sonko came first among the respondents interviewed, getting 35.2 per cent of the votes against his closest challenger nominated Member of Parliament Johnson Sakaja, who recently declared his interest for the seat, coming in second with 25.9 per cent.

Orange Democratic Movement Nairobi County chairman George Aladwa and former mayor emerged third with 9.9 per cent, while Mutinda Kavemba was fourth with 2.4 per cent.

A whopping 26.6 per cent of the respondents were still undecided on who they would vote for.

In the Women Representative race, Rachael Shebesh led by 36.7 per cent, trouncing her closest challenger Millicent Omanga by close to three times the votes.

Ms Omanga had 12.8 per cent followed by Beatrice Kwamboka at 3.5 per cent, Wangui Ng’ang’a at 3 per cent and lastly, Karen Nyamu at 2.6 per cent.

Just like in the senatorial race, a majority of the voters, 41.3 per cent, were still undecided with.

The research also showed that only four out of the 17 current MPs in Nairobi were sure of going back to Parlaiment if elections were held today.

The four, interestingly two apiece from Jubilee Party and ODM, are Tim Wanyonyi of Westlands with a backing of 64.4 per cent, George Theuri of Embakasi East at 62.9, Ken Okoth of Kibera at 60.9 and Yussuf Hassan at 53.6 per cent.