Johnson Sakaja is the most popular gubernatorial aspirant, leading popularity polls at 39%. According to a report by research firm Infotrak, Sakaja is 6 percent ahead of Polycarp Igathe who comes second at 33%.
A survey involving 1,024 participants from 17 constituencies in Nairobi between July 2nd and 3rd found out that only 0.4% of voters preferred independent candidate Agnes Kagure, while 24% were undecided on their preferred aspirant.
“All the respondents answered and said they would vote for Sakaja at 39 percent if elections were held on that day, 33 percent said they would elect Igathe and there were those who preferred not to disclose at 4 percent and the undecided at 24 percent,” says the firm.
When it comes to parties, the ODM party is the most popular party in the county at 51 percent. UDA follows at 31 percent while Jubilee and Wiper trail at 8 percent and 6 percent respectively. Wajackoyah’s Roots party and ANC tie at 1% popularity.
The Infotrak survey also established that ODM candidate Edwin Sifuna was the most preferred senatorial candidate, leading the polls at 44 percent.
Margaret Wanjiku from Kenya Kwanza came second at 12 percent. 39 percent of the respondents were yet to decide while 5 percent chose not to answer that question.
Findings of the report show that current Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris is likely to retain the seat, at 46 percent popularity, 26% ahead of Millicent Omanga at 20%.