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State House rejects poll on Uhuru Kenyatta popularity

29 March 2016, 13:50

Nairobi – The State House has rejected an opinion poll which stated that President Kenyatta Uhuru is the most popular for the 2017 General Elections but would not secure a first round win.

According to Standard Media, State House Director of Communications, Munyori Buku, the infrotrak opinion poll was only geared towards influencing political propaganda indicating that there would be a two-horse race between Jubilee and CORD, rejecting the performance of other parties.

Buku said the poll was geared towards suggesting Raila Odinga of CORD would be best suited to win.

Also read: UhuRuto popularity fake, Jubilee MP says.

News24 reported on Monday that Odinga was behind president Kenyatta, according to infortrak.  

The poll saw at least 1 800 people being interviewed over the month of Marc and indicated that Kenyatta carried a full 11 point lead over Raila if the elections were held today.

According to the pollster, the Cord leader was lagging behind for one simple reason. He was not campaigning in places that were not his strongholds.

In the last one year, it had been noted that Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto had campaigned in opposition strongholds unlike the Cord leader.

Watch the initial report on the poll results.

Meanwhile Angela Ambitho was interviewed in order to explain the poll survey that has received varied reactions, also taking the opportunity to reject any notion that they were paid to release false information. 

Watch the video below.

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