In a research carried out by Tifa on counties preferred candidates, Anne Waiguru leads with 55% followed by her rival Martha Karua with 35% only.
According to the polls, 24% prefer Waiguru because they need change in leadership of the county, 22% believe she had good Leadership skills and experience, 21% believe in her manifesto and they believe she is development oriented while 5% will vote her because she’s in Jubilee.
Reasons for not voting Waiguru
53% – will not vote for Waiguru due to her involvement in the NYS scandal where millions of Shillings were lost.
23%- say she’s not known in Kirinyaga
8% say she does not understand the problems faced by Kirinyaga people.
With an approval of 35% in Kirinyaga Gubernatorial race, Martha Karua believes she’s capable of governing Kirinyaga having been in government for 20 years. 49% believe she’s a good leader having served in different ministries so she has enough experience, 19% believe she’s not corrupt and 17% believe in her promising manifesto and development plans.
Reasons for not voting Karua
20%- say she was in government for a long time but she did not influence development in Kirinyaga County
12%- say she has been in opposition and fighting the president since 2013 while
11% say she’s proud, arrogant and rude.
The incumbent Joseph Ndathi enjoys 3% only proving that the race is between the two women candidates.
Is it Waiguru or Karua on 8th of August?