Jubilee Party, NASA evenly popular in Nairobi County with 43.2 and 40 per cent popularity

Jubilee Party, NASA evenly popular in Nairobi County with 43.2 and 40 per cent  popularity

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party is most popular party/coalition in Nairobi County, a new opinion poll has revealed.

According to a survey, Nairobi CountyTrak Survey, by opinion poll research and consulting firm Infotrak released on Thursday, Jubilee Party enjoys a slight popularity in Nairobi County with 43.2 percent compared to opposition’s new outfit NASA at 40 per cent.

However, 12 percent of the respondents have not made their minds on which coalition or party to support in the August 8th elections.

Negligible number rated 2 percent don’t know which political outfit to back in the polls.

In the same poll, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko is placed to be still the favourite for the position with 33 percent popularity among the Nairobi electorates.

Sonko has since announced his intention to challenge Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero through a Jubilee ticket.

“Senator Mike Sonko, rated the most popular candidate for the Nairobi senator’s seat at about 35% of those polled,” InfoTrak Harris Chief Executive Officer Angela Ambitho said on Thursday.

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Sonko is closely followed by Nominated MP Johnstone Sakaja at 26 per cent at second position while at fourth position is former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa with 9.9 percent.

Late entrant to the race Mutinda Kavemba is polled at 2.4 per cent popularity, this despite the pollster showing that there a 26.6 per cent of the respondent who has not yet made up their minds to back any other four contestants.

On the Women Representative Race, incumbent Rachel Shebesh still remains a woman to beat as she enjoys 36.7 per cent popularity.

Shebesh, is closely followed at the second position by Milicent Omanga with 12.8 per cent, while Lawyer Karen Nyamu and nominated MCA Wangui Ng’ang’a  are third and fourth position with  2.6 and  3 percent respectively.

Shebesh, Ms Omanga, Ms Nyamu and Ms Ng’ang’a are all eyeing Jubilee party ticket.

Mountain View Member of County Assembly (MCA) Beatrice Kwamboka (ODM) trails the Jubilee party candidates with 3.5 per cent.

READ MORE: Kidero still the man to beat in Nairobi governor’s race

However, 41.3 of the respondents are yet are still undecided. In the parliamentary race, only four MPs will be re-elected back to office.

They included Tim Wanyonyi (Westlands), Ken Okoth (Kibra), Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji), TJ Kajwang (Ruaraka) and George Theuri (Embakasi West).

However, MPs Joash Olum (Langata), Waihenya Ndiragu (Roysambu), John Ndiragu(Embakasi Central) and John Njoroge (Kasarani)  would be shown the door.

The survey was conducted between March 18-19 and a total of 800 respondents were interviewed.

A survey released by rival pollster (Ipsos) in February said at least 42 per cent of Kenyans will not re-elect their respective members of parliament.

Ipsos noted that those who will be worst hit are the legislators linked to or have moved to the Jubilee administration but were formally of the Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD).

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