Lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi held an unscientific poll on his social media page, and its results showed William Ruto as the leading presidential contender.
The outspoken lawyer asked his Twitter followers to choose between four presidential contenders among the former Agriculture minister.
From the result, 60% of Kenyans said they would vote for Deputy President William Ruto if elections were held now.
ODM leader Raila Odinga followed closely with 30% of the votes cast online. The unscientific poll also showed that Kalonzo Musyoka would garner 7% of the votes while Musalia Mudavadi would take home 3% of the votes.
From Ahmednassir’s unscientific poll, it is evident that Deputy President William Ruto is far much ahead of other presidential contenders.
In the past William Ruto has been termed as the biggest threat by his opponents, hence calls for Raila, Kalonzo and Mudavadi to unite so as to defeat him.
During their meeting at State House on August 10, President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to have warned Raila Odinga and the One Kenya Alliance members that if they do not unite Ruto might defeat them in 2022 General Election.
“I cannot support you if you are not united. From the poll, if you do not unite, Ruto will even get 50+1 without the need for a second round,
“From where I sit, the best chance you have to win is to support Raila. He seems to have a realistic chance, but only with your support,” President Uhuru said.
Later on, the One Kenya Alliance members; Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Gideon Moi held a retreat in Naivasha where they noted that their only opponent in the 2022 elections remains William Ruto.
“He (opponent) too is extremely resolute in what he wants by whatever means possible. So let us not delude ourselves here. When we say that we are going to do something we do it no matter what,” KANU party leader Gideon Moi said.
To be declared president in the first round of voting in Kenya, a presidential candidate has to wing over 50% of total votes cast and at least 25% of votes cast in each of more than half of Kenya’s 47 counties.