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Governor Mandago ahead of Buzeki in latest survey

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Surveys conducted by Northrift News have given inkling as to who would win the Uasin Gishu County top Seats tomorrow Tuesday August 8, 2017.

In the race for gubernatorial Seat, Incumbent Governor Jackson Mandago would beat Zedekiah Kiprop Bundotich (Buzeki). The online survey done on July 31, in which 2,974 responded showed that Mandago would win the election with 57.08% of the total votes cast. The poll also indicated that Buzeki would garner 42.94% of the votes.

Mandago is seeking a second term of office on a Jubilee Party ticket while Buzeki is running as an independent candidate. The duo contested for the Jubilee party ticket in April. Buzeki lost the contest to Mandago in JP primaries and according to the poll, the rematch is expected to bear a similar outcome. Mandago was declared winner with 126,681 votes against Buzeki’s 82,869 – a margin of nearly over 50,000 votes.

This survey took place just one week to tomorrows polls.

Northrift News also conducted surveys for the Uasin Gishu Senate and Women Rep Seats. The race for the Senate Seat is an interesting epic battle pitting Prof Margaret Kamar who is running on a Jubilee Party ticket and independent candidate Robert Kemei.

The online survey in which 1059 responded showed that Margaret Kamar would clinch the Seat with 48.95% of the votes. The poll also indicated that Robert Kemei would be the closest challenger polling at 47.89%. Others in the race would garner a combined total of only 3.16%.

The survey indicates that the contest for the Uasin Gishu Senatorial Seat is a two-horse race and is a close call between Prof Margaret Kamar and Robert Kemei.

In the Women Rep Seat the online Survey attracted 974 respondents and it showed that Gladys Boss Shollei would clinch the Seat with a landslide victory polling at 57.23%. Her closest challenger Rael Chebichii Lelei would come a distant second at 37.23%. Others polled below 5%.

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