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Opinion: Why There Could be a Re-run in The August Polls

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With only seven days left for the people of Kenya to decide on President Uhuru Kenyatta's successor on August 9 General Elections day, the doubt on whether the winner of the presidential seat will Garner 50+1 percent of the total votes casted, continues to rise after the latest opinion polls conducted by Radio Africa revealed no candidate reaching any near to 50%.

According to Radio Africa's opinion poll as highlighted on the Star newspaper dated August 1, 2022, Deputy president William Ruto would beat his close Azimio rival with atleast one percent of all the votes cast. The poll further reveal that the UDA and Kenya Kwanza flag-bearer William Ruto is currently commanding a huge following that would give him at least 45 percent of all the votes cast in the country.

This research however, contradicts several opinion polls previously conducted by some other companies including TIFA, Infotrack among others that put Raila Odinga ahead of William Ruto with the latest TIFA suggesting Mr Odinga would have 47% while is counterpart would have 44%.

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With regards to the above finidings, it's crystal clear that none of the above presidential candidates would manage to garner over 50 plus one percent of all the votes cast, which is the bare minimum number that would let a presidential candidate assume the statehouse.

Therefore, should this translate into the exact figures after election day, it will mean that the country would have to go for a rerun.

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