Senator Johnson Sakaja of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) would win in the Nairobi gubernatorial contest if elections were held today, this is according to the latest opinion poll by pollster TIFA.
The outgoing Nairobi senator would defeat get 53 per cent of the votes against his main rival former Equity Chief Commercial Officer Polycarp Igathe of the ruling Jubilee Party with 36 per cent.
Sakaja’s popularity has grown steadily since May, with the lawmaker posting 23 per cent that month, 40 per cent in June and the current 53 per cent in August.
Sakaja’s appeal to the youth and perceived knowledge of city politics have endeared him to the electorate.
TIFA says an undecided lot of voters in the Nairobi gubernatorial race have decreased from half the population in May to just 10 per cent in August.
In the senatorial race, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General Edwin Sifuna would emerge victorious with 47 per cent of the votes, against for Housing assistant Minister UDA’s Bishop Margaret Wanjiru’s 19 per cent.
Thirty-three (33) per cent of the voters say they are undecided in the senatorial election.
In the Woman Representative race, the incumbent Esther Passaris of ODM would carry the day with 44 per cent against nominated Senator Millicent “Mama Miradi” Omanga’s 28 per cent.
Since May, Passaris has maintained a steady lead against Omanga in the opinion polls.
In May, Passaris had 28 per cent, followed by 32 per cent in June and the current 44 per cent in August.
Omanga, on the other hand, had a following of 6 per cent on May, 19 per cent in June and the current 28 per cent in August.
Twenty-seven (27) per cent of voters remain undecided in the Nairobi woman representative contest.
Nairobi has a total of 2.41 million voters as per IEBC data.