Uhuru still popular than Raila-Synovate opinion polls

Uhuru still popular than Raila-Synovate opinion polls

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses Malindi residents on Friday at Alaskan grounds after he commissioned the construction of Malindi-Sala Gate road in Kilifi county. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi,KENYA: A recently released survey by research company Ipsos puts President Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead for the top seat, as Kenya prepares to participate in the second general elections under the new Constitution.

About half of the Kenyans (50 per cent) believed President Kenyatta to be their favourite in the upcoming 2017 polls.

Coming in second was CORD Principal Raila Odinga,whereby approximately a fifth of Kenyans (22 per cent) thought he was better placed to clinch the presidency.

“The precise figures are largely unchanged from those obtained in June by Ipsos’. The national household survey slotted Kenyatta at the 51 per cent mark and Odinga at 22. Keep in mind, however, that whereas Kenyatta’s candidacy is certain, Odinga’s is far from being so,” remarked Tom Wolf, Research Analyst, during the release of the survey results on Wednesday.

Findings of the survey put CORD’s Kalonzo Musyoka and 2 per cent with Amani’s Musalia Mudavadi clocking the 1 per cent mark.

1,083 Kenyans aged 18 and above, living in urban and rural areas, were randomly selected from Ipsos’ database, to be interviewed in either English or Swahili during 17th-19th December, 2016.

The margin-of-error attributed to sampling and other random effects for the entire sample is +/- 3.1% with a 95% confidence level.