UDA’s Johnson Sakaja Leads in the Race for Governor In Nairobi

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Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja speaking to journalists at the Milimani Law courts after the IEBC disputes trbunal cleared him to vie for Nairobi governor's seat.
Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja speaking to journalists at the Milimani Law courts after the IEBC disputes trbunal cleared him to vie for Nairobi governor's seat.

If General Elections were held today, Johnson Arthur Sakaja of United Democratic Alliance – UDA would be elected the Governor of Nairobi City County according to a latest poll released by TIFA Tuesday morning.

According to the pollster, 40 per cent of Nairobians prefer Sakaja as their next Governor while 32 per cent prefer Polycarp Igathe of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition.

The survey that was conducted on 20th June 2022 via phone calls and reached out to  632 respondents across the 17 constituencies of the City County revealed that both candidates have gained greatly in popularity in the month of June as compared to the month of May where both of them were below 30 per cent.

In May Sakaja had 23% while Igathe had only 15% popularity among the Nairobians.

The rise in popularity of the two leading candidates in the race of Governor has also seen a significant drop in the percentage of undecided voters from 53% to 28%.

The survey report has been released barely a day after Sakaja was vindicated and cleared by IEBC disputes tribunal to vie for the seat after fighting for close to two weeks to clear the air about his disputed degree from Teams University in Uganda a move that almost shattered his dream of becoming the fourth CEO of Nairobi City County after Evans Kidero, Mike Mbuvi Sonko and the current Anne Kananu.

Sifuna leading race for Nairobi Senator

Edwin Sifuna of Azimio La Umoja OKA is leading in the race for the seat of Senator in the city county at 27% followed by Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of UDA with 9% as Maina Kamanda who stepped down for Sifuna got 0%.

Passaris maintains lead for Woman Representative

Esther Passaris of Azimio La Umoja OKA is leading in the race for the seat of Woman Representative as she defends her seat that she has held for the last five years with 32% while Millicent Omanga of UDA who was nominated Member of Parliament on a Jubilee ticket in 2017 comes second in the race for the Woman Representative seat with 19 per cent.

Presidential Candidates Popularity in Nairobi

The TIFA report also indicates that Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition’s Presidential flag bearer Raila Amolo Odinga is the preferred Presidential candidate among the Nairobians leading with 50% followed by Dr. William Samoei Ruto of UDA under Kenya Kwanza coalition with 25% in Nairobi.

Professor George Wajackoya of The Roots Party comes third among the Presidential candidates with 7% while David Mwaure Waihiga comes last in the list of popularity in Nairobi with 1%.

Azimio La Umoja OKA coalition is the most popular among Nairobians with 46% followed by Kenya Kwanza with 24%

Nairobi City County has 17 Constituencies including Starehe, Westlands, Embakasi South, Roysambu, Dagoreti North, Kasarani, Embakasi East Langata, Embakasi Central and Embakasi West.

Others are Makadara, Kibra, Kamukunji, Ruaraka, Mathare, Dagoreti South and Embakasi North.