Nairobi Governor Race: Igathe rubbishes opinion polls placing Sakaja in the lead

Nairobi Governor Race: Igathe rubbishes opinion polls placing Sakaja in the lead

  • Igathe's sentiments come in the wake of several polls that have placed Kenya Kwanza's Sakaja in the lead. 

Nairobi Governorship candidate Polycarp Igathe has dismissed opinion polls that show his opponent Johnnson Sakaja leading the race for City Hall's top job.

According to Igathe, the opinion polls cannot be relied upon because they are subjective. He argued that opinions cannot be taken as fact. 

"The opinion polls that are being published now are basically opinion pieces, a vote is not an opinion, a vote is a fact," Igathe said. 

Igathe, a former Nairobi County deputy governor said that although he respects the 'opinion', he will wait for the fact, which will become clearer on Tuesday, August 9. 

"We have to accept opinions as they are and we will accept the vote as is, we are looking forward to the fact on Tuesday August 9," he added. 

Igathe's sentiments come in the wake of several polls that have placed Kenya Kwanza's Sakaja in the lead. 

 A poll released by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) on Tuesday placed Igathe second with 36 percent, trailing his competitor Sakaja who led witth 53 percent in terms of support across the county. 

According to the TIFA poll, 10 percent of the voters in the county have yet to settle on candidate. 

In early July, yet another poll, this time by Infotrak Research and Consulting showed Sakaja would carry the day with 39 percent. 

The same poll places Igathe second, at 33 percent. 


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