After being named the Opposition candidate, NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga has rapidly gained ground in the Rift Valley.
A top Radio poll shows his ratings have been going up, steadily eating into President Uhuru Kenyatta’s grip in the vote-rich region.
The latest statistics demonstrate effects of the onslaught Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has launched in the region since he joined the National Super Alliance as a member of Pentagon.
Other members of the coalition are Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), and Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya. Raila is ODM leader.
If elections were held today, Raila would get 46 per cent and President Uhuru Kenyatta 64 per cent in Bomet.
NASA principals have made several promises, key among them ending corruption and lowering the cost of living.
“No Kenyan will support a regime, which has completely made life unbearable,” Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang said when responding to the poll.
In Trans Nzoia, Raila got a 51 per cent rating and followed by Uhuru at 32 per cent. Twenty nine per cent were undecided.
The Opposition chief has a 56 per cent following in Narok while Uhuru has 39 per cent with five per cent being undecided.
Raila and Uhuru were at 33 and 51 per cent backing respectively in Nakuru. Some six per cent were yet to settle on who to support.
But the orange party leader is still doing badly in Nandi at sixteen per cent. Uhuru enjoys 80 per cent support there.
In Kajiado, Raila got 51 per cent backing and Uhuru 48 per cent.
The data was collected through the Computer Aided Telephone Interview and involved 764 respondents drawn from counties in Rift Valley. The region has more than four million registered voters.
In Kericho county, Uhuru and Raila have 75 and 16 per cent support respectively whereas 64 per cent said they will back Uhuru in Uasin Gishu.