MP Nassir beats Shahbal, Omar in Mombasa governor race - poll

A total of 2400 respondents participated in the Survey.

In Summary

•Nassir enjoys the support of 48 per cent of Mombasa residents.

•Businessman Suleiman Shahbal, who is eyeing the ODM ticket same as Nassir, was second with 18 per cent support.

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir interacting with his constituents.
Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir interacting with his constituents.
Image: Abdulswamad Nassir

Mvita MP Nassir Abdullswamad Sheriff is the leading aspirant in the race for Mombasa governor seat, Infotrak survey says.

The survey conducted between March 9 and 12 showed that Nassir enjoys the support of 48 per cent of Mombasa residents.

Businessman Suleiman Shahbal, who is eyeing the ODM ticket same as Nassir, was second with 18 per cent support.

Former Senator Hassan Omar, who is vying on a UDA party ticket, had 5 per cent.

Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo also gunning for the seat had 4 per cent.

The survey indicates that 21 per cent of those who took part in the survey are still undecided.

The survey showed that the Azimio La Umoja coalition led by ODM leader Raila Odinga is the most preferred coalition in Mombasa county.

Kenya Kwanza Alliance led by deputy president William Ruto came in second with 23 per cent.

One Kenya Alliance that signed a deal with Azimio bagged the support of 3 per cent of the respondents.

The survey showed that the ODM party led by Raila is also the most preferred party with 46 per cent of respondents rooting for it.

Ruto's UDA party came in second with 24 per cent. Jubilee was third with 2 per cent.

In the Presidential contest, Raila maintained the lead as the most preferred candidate.

Ruto came in second with 29 per cent of the respondents supporting him.

The study said 52 per cent of registered voters in the county would pick Raila for the presidency.

Deputy President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza Alliance got the support of 29 per cent of the respondents.

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka came in third with just one per cent of the respondents saying they would vote for him.

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Safina counterpart Jimi Wanjigi scored 0.1 per cent.

The survey indicated that Raila remains the most influential leader in Mombasa followed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

Ruto came in fourth as the most influential leader.

The study was commissioned by Haki Africa.

A total of 2400 respondents participated in the Survey.

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