Nairobi, KENYA: If elections were held today, a larger percentage of Nairobi residents would vote in the National Super Alliance(NASA) compared to Jubilee.
This is according to research done by TIFA Research Company in Nairobi on 1st and 2nd of June 2017.
The latest poll by TIFA has revealed 56% of Nairobi residents feel closer to NASA compared to 34% who prefer Jubilee.
The TIFA director ,Maggie Ireri, while releasing the report, said that if election were held today in Nairobi, the incumbent governor of Nairobi Evans Kidero will emerge the winner with 44% compared to his closest competitor Mike Mbuvi Sonko of Jubilee party with 43%.
“The two leading governor candidates are attracting voters from various political parties. However Mike Sonko attracts a higher proportion of supporters that are not from his party as compared to Evans Kidero.” Said Ireri.
On the other hand, opinion polls on Mombasa in the month of April , indicated that Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant on NASA ticket Ali Hassan Joho was leading, scoring 68% while Jubilee aspirant Suleiman Shahbal garnered 15%.
Speaking to Baraka FM ,Ireri alluded that Joho’s popularity is as a result of his controversial onslaught against president Uhuru Kenyatta and his administration .
The report also shows that the age of 40 years and above will come out to vote in large numbers compared to the age of 18-30 years.
The report further shows that 56% of voters are closest to NASA coalition compared to 34% that of Jubilee party while 9% are undecided.