Kiambu Governor William Kabogo might retain his seat, Says Infotrak

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: A new Infotrak poll released on Friday shows that the stiffly contested Kiambu gubernatorial seat may be clinched by incumbent William Kabogo if elections were to be held today.

According to Infotrak, Mr. Kabogo has a majority following of 48.9 per cent closely followed by arch rival Ferdinand Waititu standing in at 31.8 per cent.

Mary Njoki Mburu from Infotrak again cautioned that the figures might change after party primaries are held.

“James Nyoro’s popularity stands at 4.5 per cent, David Ngare, John Mugwe and Aquiline Njoki each stood at 0.1 per cent. 14, 6 per cent were undecided,” said Walter Nyakundi from Infotrak during the release of the opinion poll results.

For the senatorial contest incumbent Kimani Wamatangi had a larger following of 48.8 per cent, followed by Karung’o wa Thang’wa 7.4 per cent, George Nyanja 2.8 per cent, Stephen Ndichu 0.9 per cent ,Juliet Kimemia 0.1 per cent while the undecided stood at 40 per cent.

Most likely to clinch the Women Representative Contest in Kiambu is Gathoni wa Muchomba.

“Incumbent Anna Nyokabi came second with 15.5 per cent, Gladys Chania 0.9 per cent, June Koinange 0.6 per cent, Jane Kamunge 0.3 per cent while the undecided hit the 41 per cent mark,” Mr. Nyakundi said.

According to the polls there was a 48.5 per cent chance that an MP would be re-elected, 32.2 per cent did not feel the need to re-elect the incumbents while 16.9 per cent were undecided.

“2.4 per cent refused to answer,” Ms. Mburu continued.

The most popular MP in Kiambu county during the polls turned out to be Kikuyu Constituency’s sitting Member of Parliament Kimani Icungwa while the least popular was Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu .

“Waititu’s dwindling popularity could be because he is a front runner in the Kiambu gubernatorial seat,” Ms. Mburu said.

The most popular coalition in Kiambu remains to be Jubilee at 86.2 per cent followed by NASA at 3.9 per cent.

A sample of 1200 respondents were interviewed to represent the projected 2017 Kiambu population of 1.2 million.

Data was collected from the 3rd -5th of April 2017.