Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero would easily win reelection as the county governor if elections were held today, according to research firm Infotrak.
The poll released on Monday placed Kidero at 35 per cent ahead of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko who got 23 per cent and 2013 presidential candidate Peter Kenneth with 20.2 per cent.
Out of the 800 respondents interviewed, a paltry 1.2 per cent said they would vote for former Raila Odinga’s aide Miguna Miguna while Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Esther Passaris and Dennis Waweru got 0.9, 0.8 ad 0.6 per cent respectively.
18 per cent of the respondents said they were undecided on who they would vote for in the governorship race.
Mike Sonko has openly declared his interest in running for the Nairobi governorship seat, though he faces opposition within his Jubilee party with Kenneth, Bishop Wanjiru, and Waweru all gunning for the seat.
The numbers should however worry Governor Kidero since four of the seven subjects in the poll are Jubilee aspirants.
The party, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, has made it clear that they would only fill one candidate for the seat, indicating that the numbers of the four candidates may add up to oust Governor Kidero.
Meanwhile, Jubilee party has hit out at Senator Mike Sonko over his outburst during an interview on Citizen TV Sunday night.
Senator Sonko hit out at Peter Kenneth saying he was unfit to run for Nairobi governorship race on a Jubilee party ticket due to his opposition of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s candidature in the 2013 elections.
“I cannot and will not work with Peter Kenneth. I cannot even sit on the same table with him because of his opposition of President Uhuru in the 2013 elections,” said Sonko.
Jubilee, through its vice chair David Murathe however termed Senator Sonko’s utterances on national TV as reckless noting that he was unfit to hold office.
“What we know Sonko of is his theatrics that include sleeping on the road and punching walls, and his behavior on Sunday just gives a picture of someone who cannot lead.
“We cannot imagine Sonko, as a governor, going to the airport to welcome US President Donald Trump, when he visits the country.”
The Senator however later apologised to his supporters over his outburst, on his twitter handle, Monday morning, saying his anger was triggered by Kenneth’s speech early in the day where he supposedly labelled him a hooligan.
Peter Kenneth, who had early Sunday expressed interest in working with Senator Sonko, is yet to respond to the Senator’s utterances.