Fernandes Barasa leds the Kakamega gubernatorial race with 43.6 percent with one month left to the elections, according to a survey released on Friday.
Charles Mc’Olonde, Team Leader at the Consortium of Researchers on Governance (CoRG AFRICA) told journalists in Nairobi that Barasa leads the contest so far based on the popularity of his party ODM, manifesto as well as experience working as a CEO of Ketraco.
Following closely is Cleophas Malala who is running on theANC party ticket polled at 39.2 percent.
In Vihiga county, Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo of ODM, the current Governor received 30 percent in the poll.
George Khaniri received 15.3 percent in the opinion poll while Moses Akaranga recieved 15 percent.
Ottichilo became governor in 2017 having trounced Hon Rev. Moses E. Akaranga of Progressive Party of Kenya in the 9/8/2017 General elections.
Muranga was also a tight race with little known Wairagu wa Maai leading the pack at 28.1 percent, while Jamleck Kamau of the Jubilee party received 27.1 percent while UDA’s Irungu Kangata polled 26.3 percent.
In Kiambu, UDA’s Kimani Wamatangi polled 28.5 percent in the survey while incumbent James Nyoro of Jubilee party received 25.2 percent while Willam Kabogo polled 20.9 percent. Vocal Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria only received 9.8 percent.
In Makueni, Mutula Kilonzo jr has a comfortable led at 45.9 percent while Patrick Musimba got 22.9 percent.
CoRG AFRICA conducted the public policy & governance survey between 20th to 28th June 2022 on the selected key parameters and approval of respective incumbent Senators transitioning to Governors in The survey was conducted in Kakamega, Vihiga, Kiambu, Murang’a and Makueni Counties.
The survey evaluated Oversight record versus competitor’s experience, Manifesto and Campaign strategies, County political dynamics, Incumbent and Outgoing governor influence as well as the relationship of coalition or party ticket on expected performance during the general elections slated for August 9..