A titanic political showdown is looming in the Kisii Gubernatorial contest ahead of the August 9th Polls as political heavyweights roll up their sleeves to to succeed outgoing Governor James Ongwae. Ongwae is serving his second and last term in office after being elected in the 2013 general elections and successfully defending his seat in the 2017 general elections.
Those keen to succeed him include Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Hon Simba Arati who is vying on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket , Incumbent Senator Hon Sam Ongeri of Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K), Ezekiel Machogu of DP Ruto's UDA Party and former Chief Administrative Secretary Hon Chris Obure.
However an opinion poll released today 19th May has shown who is the most popular candidate to succeed Ongwae with less tham 85 days to go. In the survey 1068 respondents were interviewed and their choices were tabulated. Simba Arati of ODM emerged the winner of the survey with a whopping 78.5 per cent support.
The vocal and outspoken ODM lawmaker was followed by UDA's Ezekiel Machogu who managed to secure only support of 12.5%. Chris Obure emerged a distant third with 7.1 per cent.
Here is the summary of the released results.
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