Wanga to beat Kidero in gubernatorial race, new study reveals
A poll released on Friday, December 17, 2021 has predicted that Homabay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga would beat former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero if elections were held today in Homabay County today.
According to the poll released by Mizani Africa, Wanga leads other gubernatorial candidates by 42.1 per cent public approval rating, followed closely by former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero with 30.3 per cent and former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwangawith 12.7 per cent.
The poll which was conducted between November 7th and 14th December stated that most of the people interviewed expressed confidence in Wanga saying she has been keen on championing the interests of the county.
"We did a lot of interviews and the reality is that most people have confidence in Wanga. They see her as a brave woman," Mizani Africa data analyst John Benson said.
Recently a group of Luo elders endorsed the Homa Bay Woman Representative's gubernatorial bid.
In a move seen as critical in breaking the glass ceiling for women seeking elective seats in the region, Kabaraka said: "Let our people know elders see things differently. We are offering this county the best candidate for the position of governor in Gladys Wanga."
The poll which was covering the entire Nyanza region also predicted that Dagoretti North Simba Arati would emerge victorious in the race to succeed outgoing Kisii Governor James Ongwae.
The legislator leads the pack by a 53.4 per cent public approval rating.
According to the poll, Simba Arati would be followed closely by Kisii senator Sam Ongeri with 16.3 per cent and Ezekiel Machogu would come third with 14.5 per cent.
In the gubernatorial contest in Siaya county, current senator James Orengo would lead with 42.1 per cent, followed by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi with 35.1 per cent and former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo would come third with 17.6 per cent.
In Kisumu, the incumbent county head Anyang' Nyong'o would still be elected as he lead in the polls by 42.6 per cent. Kisumu Senator Fred Outa would come second 22.3 per cent and former Governor Jack Ranguma would come third 18.5 per cent.