New poll shows first round win for President Kenyatta

Water CS Eugene Wamalwa, DP William Ruto, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Budalang'i. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: If elections were held today, President Uhuru Kenyatta will emerge the winner in the first round of elections, this is according to the Centre for Africa Progress Research Company.

The research that was carried out between 28th July and 1st August, shows that president Uhuru Kenyatta will beat the mark of 50+1 by getting 54 percent, while his closest competitor Raila Odinga will get 34 per cent and 3 percent are yet to decide on who to vote for.

In the report, 40 percent of people will vote for Uhuru Kenyatta because they believe he will fulfill on his pledges as compared to 35 per cent that believe the opposition leader Raila Odinga will do the same.

On the presidential candidate that preach peaceful election; 58 percent of people think Uhuru Kenyatta does it well as compared to Raila Odinga with 40 per cent.

The report also shows the perception that people have towards  IEBC, with 62 per cent believing that it has what it takes in terms of preparedness and facility to deliver a free and credible election, as compared to 37 per cent who don’t think it has what it takes to run the election.

The report also touched on Nairobi gubernatorial race that put Mike Mbuvi Sonko ahead of Kidero by 53 per cent and 41 per cent respectively.

The research sampled an estimate of 10,000 people in all 47 counties in the country.

The report  contradicts with the latest Infotrak opinion polls  that put the opposition leader Raila Odinga in front of incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta.