On Sunday, June 19, the Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja got a reprieve after IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee dismissed a petition challenging the validity of his degree.
The decision by the tribunal paved way for a titanic battle between Sakaja and Polycarp Igathe of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party.
After clearance by IEBC, the youthful UDA politician expressed confidence in defeating Igathe in the August polls.
Sakaja’s confidence can be backed up by a survey conducted by Tifa Research which indicates that he remains the most popular candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial race.
In the polls released on Tuesday, June, 21, Sakaja enjoys the majority of the support from the female voters than Polycarp Igathe.
According to the poll Sakaja has 41 percent, female supporters, compared to Igathe at 24 percent.
“Johnstone Sakaja of UDA has more female supporters as compared to Polycarp Igathe (41% vs 24%). There were no major differences in the support for two candidates by age group.” TIFA said in their findings.
Sakaja also enjoys more support among the youthful population at 41 percent, whereas Igathe has 31 percent among the youthful.
On the hand, Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party candidate has more male supporters at 41 percent compared to Sakaja at 38 percent.
According to the poll, Sakaja, a close ally of the Deputy President William Ruto remains the most popular gubernatorial candidate.
“Regarding the gubernatorial and senatorial contests, the former is now a much closer race than it was two months ago, with Senator Johnstone Sakaja of UDA only slightly ahead of his main opponent, Jubilee’s Polycarp Igathe (40% vs. 32%)” TIFA stated.
In the Senatorial race, Orange Democratic Movement candidate Edwin Sifuna remains the most popular candidate compared to Margaret Wanjiru of the United Democratic Alliance party.