KENYA’S OCT 26 ELECTION RE-RUN: PRES UHURU AHEAD OF OPPOSITION LEADER IN OPINION POLL

NAIROBI, President Uhuru Kenyatta would emerge the winner of the fresh Presidential poll if the election was held today.

According to a survey conducted by Ipos Synovate Uhuru leads with 47% while NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga is second with 44%.

The two are traversing the Country ahead of the Oct 26 fresh Presidential poll as they seek to consolidate support in their strongholds.

Ipsos Synovate say the survey conducted in all 47 Counties gives President Uhuru a slight advantage over his rival Raila meaning he would be re-elected for a second term.

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru welcomed the opinion poll saying she will mobilize support for Uhuru’s re-election across the County and the larger Mt Kenya.

And as campaigns take center stage, NASA Maintains they will continue with their protests on Friday to force out of office some IEBC officials who they accuse of bungling the August 8th election.

Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe has however assured Kenyans there will enough security across the Country and that their rights will be protected.

Meanwhile, Kenyatta Thursday censured the opposition for spreading false tribal narratives to hoodwink Kenyans.

The President said the opposition is controlled by a small clique of self-serving individuals who constantly engage in propaganda to deceive Kenyans.

Speaking in Sameta in Kisii County, the President pointed out that those leading the opposition have been deceiving the people of Kisii and Nyamira.

The President challenged the opposition to show any individual from the Abagusii in their own leadership structure instead of engaging in falsehoods about Jubilee.

He said the Abagusii are well represented in the top government hierarchy and have also benefited from the development initiatives implemented by the Jubilee Government over the last four and half years.

The most powerful Cabinet Minister in the Government who controls the most power after me and my deputy comes from this region, said the President in reference to Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi who is also the Cabinet Secretary for Education.

The President also pointed out that the chairman of the Central Bank of Kenya is Mohamed Nyaoga who hails from the Abagusii region.

The President also welcome senior politicians who decamped to the Jubilee Party to rally behind his re-election in the October 26 poll.

The leaders who joined the President’s re-election team included two governor candidates, 4 senator candidates and six women rep candidates.

Deputy President William Ruto said the fresh elections will give President Kenyatta an opportunity to win majority votes in Kisii County, which was one of the handful of counties where he did not command a wide majority.

The Deputy President said the President won in Nyamira and got huge votes in Kisii because the Abagusii chose development and progress instead of the tribal propaganda peddled by the opposition.

We won the August 8th elections because Kenyans voted for progress. Here in Kisii more than 500 kilometers of tarmac road are being constructed. We increased homes with electricity from 13,000 in 2013 to 60,000 within four yeas, said the DP.

In the Aug 8 election, President Kenyatta garnered 52.07 percent (106,894) of the votes in Nyamira County while in Kisii he got 43.2 percent (175,415) of the votes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK