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Sonko, Shebesh Losing Out In Race For Nairobi, TIFA Poll Reveals

Mike Sonko and Rachel Shebesh

Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero will according to new poll beat Senator Mike Sonko in the August 8 poll.

The TIFA poll revealed that 44 per cent would vote for Kidero and 43 per cent for Sonko.

Peter Kenneth (Independent) was rated third at four per cent and was followed by the vocal Miguna Miguna, also an independent candidate, at one per cent.

The poll further revealed 39 per cent NASA supporters and three per cent of Jubilee’s would allow Kidero a second term in office.

Twenty seven per cent of supporters in the ruling coalition would vote for Sonko, compared to 12 per cent in the National Super Alliance.

“Of the two leading contestants from various political parties, Sonko attracts a high proportion of NASA supporters as compared to Kidero,” TIFA said.


The poll also revealed that Super Senator Sakaja would beat ODM’S Edwin Sifuna with 39 per cent approval.

Twenty four per cent Jubilee supporters would vote for Sakaja and two per cent for Sifuna. Among Opposition backers, 12 per cent would choose Sakaja and 25 per cent Sifuna.

Passaris Vs Shebesh

ODM’s Esther Passaris

According to the same poll, the Incumbent, Rachel Shebesh would be thrashed by ODM’s Esther Passaris.

Nairobi residents would vote Passaris (57 per cent) and 25 per cent for Shebesh.

Shebesh was followed by radio presenter Maina Kageni , Nadya Khan, Rahab Ndabuki at one per cent each. Fifteen per cent residents have not made up their minds.


When it came to party politics, NASA would carry the day, according to TIFA.

97 per cent city residents will vote on the August 8 election day.

“Of these, 57 per cent feel closer to NASA as compared to 34 per cent who feel closer to Jubilee,” TIFA said.


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