Kingi triumphs in Kilifi gubernatorial polls

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi at a past function. FILE/PHOTO.

Kilifi, KENYA: If elections were held today, the incumbent governor of Kilifi  Amason Jeffah Kingi will manage to retain his seat; this is according to a research done by Tifa research company.

Releasing the poll results in Nairobi on Thursday ,Tifa research director Maggie Ireri said that Kingi stands at 51 percent while his competitor Gideon Mungaro of Jubilee stands at 16 percent .

Ireri said that Kingi’s triumph is as a result of the party he is affiliated to (NASA) his development agenda and the way he relates to the government .

On the other hand, Mungaro’s chances of being elected as Kilifi governor were adversely affected by the Jubilee party he is affiliated to which lacks a large following in the county.

On the senatorial seats, the incumbent Stewart Madzayo enjoys a lead of 41 percent followed by Lucas Maitha baya who stands at 12 percent.

On the Woman rep seats, the polls indicated that 34 percent of the voters are not yet decided whom to vote for, while 36 percent favour Getrude Mbeyu, while Amina Minyazi comes second with 23 percent.

The polls also show that if elections were held today in Nairobi for the gubernatorial seat,there will be no winner as both incumbent governor Evans Kidero and Mike Mbuvi sonko are tying at 44 percent, while Peter Kenneth comes third with 4 percent.

In Kirinyaga county, Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Anne Waiguru garnered 55 % support, followed by Narc Kenya’s party leader Martha Karua whose following stands at 35 percent .

The opinion polls were conducted on 14th to 17th of this month .