Kenya: Sakaja the most preferred candidate in Nairobi with 23%, Igathe 15% in the Tifa poll

Nairobi – With less than 100 days to go until the general election, 53% of Nairobians do not know which candidate they will be voting for as governor in the August 9 elections, according to a new poll by Trends and Insights Africa (TIFA).

According to the report, Johnson Sakaja of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is the most preferred candidate for the governorship of Nairobi with 23% of respondents supporting his candidacy.

He is closely followed by standard bearer Azimio La Umoja- One Kenya Polycarp Igathe at 15% and Richard Ngatia finished third at 3%.

According to the April poll, only 1% of those polled want independent candidate Agnes Kagure to be governor and a similar percentage prefer incumbent Anne Kananu as the next governor.

In the senatorial contest, 19% of respondents prefer Edwin Sifuna while 6% want Bishop Margaret Wanjiru to be their next senator.

At least 27% of respondents want Esther Passaris to retain the position of women’s representative, while 6% prefer Millicent Omanga to this position.

The poll showed that 63 percent of those polled are undecided when it comes to the representative race of Nairobi women.

Regarding the preference of political alliances, 42% of respondents support the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition while 22% of respondents support the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

The survey further showed that Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party is the most preferred party in Nairobi, followed by Vice President William Ruto’s UDA with 22%.

The poll revealed that 5% of respondents support the Jubilee party while 1% are for the Wiper party.

The TIFA survey was conducted through telephone and face-to-face interviews and involved 649 respondents aged 18 and over.

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