A new poll by Trends & Insights For Africa Research Ltd (TISA) has shown incumbent Nairobi governor Dr. Evans Kidero is on a statistical tie with Senator Mike Sonko in the race for Nairobi governor, other candidates poll less than one percent of the vote in next year’s elections.
The polls dents a blow to Water CS Eugene Wamalwa whose late entrance in the race has been causing a lot of media hullabaloo but it now appears the press may be leading the water CS where it once led Peter Kenneth – to political oblivion.
Wamalwa’s last week endorsement led to chaos in Jubilee with a group of City Mt. Kenya politicians storming DP Ruto’s office. Ruto is said to be opposed to a Mt. Kenya candidate for Nairobi seat.
Governor Kidero leads with a thin margin at 36% of the vote followed by Mike Sonko at 33% (statical tie). TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja has 3% while Eugene has 1%. Nairobi Women Rep Rachel Shebesh would lose to businesswoman Esther Passaris, the poll shows.
In Kiambu, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu leads with a comfortable margin against incumbent William Kabogo. Waititu would beat Kabogo with almost a double margin while Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi will comfortably retain his seat. However, Kiambu Women Rep Anne Nyokabi would lose to other candidates.