Joho leading Mombasa gubernatorial race in released Infotrak survey

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. PHOTO: FILE

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho leads the pack in the gubernatorial seat according to the findings of a recently released survey by Infotrak.

Governor Joho leads with a significant majority of 63 % supporting him, 8 % were for Suleiman Shahbal while 2.6 % sought allegiance with incumbent MoMbasa Senator Hassan Omar and the current Nyali MP Hezron Awiti would garner 1% per cent of the vote.

Despite performing dismally in the gubernatorial opinion polls, Mr. Omar proved popular in the senatorial position with 17%.

However 74%  were undecided on who to vote for Senator in Mombasa.

“This is because the incumbent Mr. Omar is eyeing the Mombasa gubernatorial seat. There have been many other candidates wanting to run for Senator like Tendai Mtana and Mohammed Abbas but their numbers are really small,” CEO Infotrak Angela Ambitho remarked.

Mary Njoki Mburu from Infotrak added that the large number of the undecided population could be reduced after party primaries were conducted.

Noteworthy during the survey, is that 47% of Mombasa residents would re-elect their leaders, 31% would not while 18.6 % were not sure.

Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi had the highest probability of coming back to power with 64 % of his constituents supporting a re-election, 63 % for Mvita MP AbdulSwamad Nassir and Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba with 55%.

Unlikely to come back to power according to the polls, is Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima, Jomvu MP Badi Twalib and Nyali MP Hezron Awiti.

1000 respondents in Mombasa County were interviewed over the weekend from24-26 Mar.