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Irungu Kang’ata would lose to Jamleck Kamau in Murang’a gubernatorial race – Mizani polls

Friday, January 14th, 2022 21:25 | By
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata Photo/PD/Samuel Kariuki

Former Kigumo Mp of Parliament Jamleck Kamau is the front-runner in the Muranga governor's race, a poll has established.

With the clock towards the general elections ticking fast, the poll by Mizani Africa shows Kamau leading by a whopping 45.2 percent followed by Senator Irungu Kangata who has 28.6 percent with Water PS Wairagu wa Maai coming third with 11.7 percent.

The poll which was conducted between 27th December 2021 and 3rd January this year said Muranga residents were looking for a leader who would bring them more development and vouch for their needs.

"We interviewed close to 2000 people and the reality on the ground is that most people were interested in having a leader that would present their needs well", Mizani Data Reporting Officer John Benson said.

The poll also showed that Deputy President William Ruto also enjoys massive in Muranga county, with his United Democratic Alliance UDA party enjoying the support of 63.7 percent, followed by Raila Odinga who garnered 26.9 percent with Musalia Mudavadi coming third with 4.2 percent.

For the Senate seat, former senator Kembi Gitura could still not be elected if polls were held today.

The poll showed Gitura would come second by 25.0 percent.

Joe Nyutu would be elected senator with 33.6 percent expressing confidence in his candidature.

For MPs, the poll showed that most of the legislators would not make an easy comeback as newcomers would fight them down.

In the Woman rep seat, veteran journalist, Waithera Muitherania would win by 31. 7 percent. Rebecca Waruguru comes second with 28.6 percent and Catherine Mugo would be third with 24.5 percent.

Results for the Kakamega County gubernatorial race showed stiff competition among the front runners.

According to the poll, UDA candidate Bonny Khalwale would be elected by 33.4 percent but he would face stiff competition from KETRACO boss Fernades Barasa who would garner 33.1 percent.

"We have a lot of competition in this county, the truth is if the front runner won't be hardworking enough, Barasa would be elected. He enjoys a lot of support", said Benson.

Ayub Savula who recently shifted to Azimio la Umoja would come third with 14.0 percent.

In the presidential race, the polls showed that ODM leader Raila Odinga still enjoys support with 49.6 percent.

Dp Ruto came second by 28.2 percent and Musalia Mudavadi would be third with 17.5 percent.

ODM is also the party of choice in this region as it enjoys the support of 45.8 percent.

In Uasin Gishu veteran politician Jonathan Kimeli would emerge victorious by 55.3 percent followed closely by Soi Mp Caleb Kositany who get 16.8 percent.

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