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Kidero, Sonko in dead heat race for Nairobi seat – poll

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is locked in a neck and neck race with Senator Mike Sonko for the city’s governorship, according to a new opinion poll.

ODM’s Dr Kidero leads with 44 per cent against Jubilee candidate Sonko who has 43 per cent, according to the poll by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA Research).

In the senatorial race, Johnson Sakaja (Jubilee) leads with 39 per cent against ODM candidate Edwin Sifuna’s 28 per cent.

Esther Passaris (ODM) leads in the Woman Representative race with 57 per cent against Rachel Shebesh (Jubilee) who has 25 per cent.

The survey shows that support for the National Super Alliance (Nasa) has been on the rise in Nairobi since last year July, rising from 38 per cent to 47 per cent in February this year to currently stand at 56 per cent.

For Jubilee party, the survey shows, it has been a downfall. In July last year, the party’s support was at 38 per cent, which rose to 42 per cent in February this year. This has since plummeted to the current 34 per cent