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West Pokot Politics: Lonyangapuo Shown Dust In The Latest Opinion Polls Conducted Online

An opinion survey performed by Mizani Africa, a modern Pan-African research business, and released today, April 2nd, reveals who the people of West Pokot are likely to elect as their Governor for the term 2022-2027.

According to poll results announced today, incumbent Governor Hon John Lonyangapuo would be beaten by former Chief Administrative Secretary Hon Simon Kachapin if elections were held today.

Kachapin, who is running for County Executive on Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) platform, won with 48.8% of the vote. After being elected on a KANU ticket, Kachapin served as the first Governor of West Pokot County from 2013 until 2017.

In the poll, current Governor Hon John Lonyangapuo, who is running for re-election on a Kenya Union Party (KUP) ticket, came in second with 48.2 percent of the vote. In the August elections, his KUP party is backing Raila Odinga as the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate.

West Pokot Deputy Governor Hon Nicholas Atundonyang, who has been absent for four years and is also running for the seat, came in third with 1.8 percent of the vote. Dr. Atudonyang, a neurosurgeon in the United States, will run on the KANU ticket to unseat his current employer, Prof. John Lonyangapuo.

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