Latest Polls Show Waititu Edging Further Ahead Of Kabogo In The Kiambu Gubernatorial Race.

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu and incumbent Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu (Baba Yao) appears poised to bag the crucial Jubilee Party ticket this month for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat if the latest opinion poll is anything to by.

A survey conducted by Intellectus Consultancy (IC) projects that the newly formed political alliance dubbed ‘United 4 Kiambu’ would garner majority of votes in the populous county if at all elections were held today.

If replicated at the General Elections, 61% of Kiambu residents would vote for Waititu while incumbent governor William Kabogo would garner 33% of the votes cast.

According to the polls, Waititu dominates in 41 wards against Kabogo’s 19.

While releasing these findings at a Nairobi hotel yesterday, IC Director Kennedy Mwangi said the new political re-alignment had shaped the county’s politics by championing the MP to unseat Kabogo during the April 21, primaries.

Last month, Rev David Kariuki Ngari alias Gakuyo, Food Security consultant James Nyoro, trader John Mugwe and businesswoman Aquiline Njoki dropped their bid and vowed to support Waititu bid for the top seat. 

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“The findings indicate that the outfit would garner 61% of the votes if elections were held today. The
incumbent would come in second with 33% of the votes cast,” said Mwangi.

However, the survey shows that some residents support Kabogo’s re-election bid, lauding him for his efforts in improving health, roads and the business sectors.

“They particularly singled out refurbishment of health facilities and provision of modern equipment in most hospitals,” said ICs lead researcher Bernard Nyikuli.

He continued: “His supporters also view him as a no push over saying his high handedness as a leader works for him”.

The survey was conducted between March 27 and 31 and the methodology applied targeted 1,800 registered voters in all the wards in the county. The research was conducted through door-to-door interviews. 

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Intellectus Consultancy is a regional think tank on public policy, research, leadership and governance based in Nairobi Kenya.
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