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Mizani puts Sankaire ahead of pack in county WR race

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Kajiado News Update

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If a poll by Mizani Africa on Kajiado women rep candidates is anything to go by, Leah Sankaire is the woman to watch.

With the clock clicking away, Sankaire of UDA, according to the Mizani Africa popularity poll carried on all Kajiado women rep candidates, shows she is leading by 34.4 per cent. 

Sankaire, who hails from Loitokitok together with her governor candidate Katoo ole Metito, has links both in the south and the north of the county.

While riding on the back of Metito, Sankaire is likely to bag all the votes her gubernatorial candidate will garner.

She is ahead of 7 other candidates, among them is Jenipher Moinkett (ODM) who came to a far 21.5 per cent behind Sankaire.

Moinkett was popular in January, March, and early April until she moved to ODM with governor Joseph Lenku when her popularity started coming down.

Like Sankaire, Moinkett has never held her rallies alone but depends on those organised by the UDA governor candidate.

Kajiado North Factor

Kajiado North constituency has 134,880 registered voters and each of the candidates seeking regional seats like that of a senator, governor, and women’s rep is salivating at numbers.

Two governor candidates, for the first time in recent elections, have picked running mates from the vote-rich north.

Metito picked Judy Pere from Ongata Rongai town to be his running mate, while David Nkedianye of Jubilee Party settled on Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje as his running mate.

Their decision has given governor Lenku nightmares, considering that in 2017 he garnered more than 50 per cent of votes from the north.

Simayiai Rakita the Jubilee Woman MP candidate accompanied Dr David Nkedianye. 1
Simayiai Rakita of Jubilee Party. 

Any candidate, among those vying for the women re position, getting 70,000 votes from the north will likely turn the tables on other competitors.

Moinkett hails from the Kajiado North subcounty where Jubilee and UDA parties are gaining popularity over ODM after governor Lenku had a spat with his area MP candidate, George Yogo, and Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje (Jubilee).

Yogo declared his support for the Jubilee gubernatorial candidate, Nkedianye to express his anger at Lenku. Yogo had called Lenku on the phone to complain to him as to why he (the governor) was campaigning for his competitor from another party.

“Lenku told me on the phone that I am stupid and warned me to never call him again. This is the time I declared my support for Nkedianye,” says Yogo.

During the time, Lenku also had a spat with Manje after former governor Nkedianye picked the MP as his gubernatorial running mate.

Lenku accused Nkedianye of selling Maasai right by incorporating a non-Maasai in Kajiado leadership. It is that time that Lenku called other communities snakes and later confirmed the same.

Back in the women’s rep race, Janet Teyiaa (incumbent) received 15.9 per cent in the Mizani Africa poll as an independent candidate.

Teyiaa was bundled out of the UDA nominations and, thereafter, was seen shaking hands with governor Lenku, two days after she was seen with former governor Nkedianye.

Gladys Sisina supports governor Joseph Lenku.
Gladys Sisina supports governor Joseph Lenku.

Others are Simayiai Rakita of the Jubilee party who received 10.4 per cent, Lucy Wachuka (8.5 per cent), Scholastica Mungai (6.5 per cent), and Gladys Sisina (Independent) had 1.2 per cent. Shariff Halima was placed last with 1.0 per cent.

How the survey was conducted

Methodology

-Random sampling distributed proportions to population size across five counties of Kajiado county.

-Sample size – 1,214 across the county.

-Sampling error – +-3 with 95 per cent confidence level.

-Data collection – Telephonic interviews were conducted.

-Population – Kajiado county adults of 18 years and above living in rural and urban areas.

– Survey sponsor – Mizani Soft Africa.

Numbers at stake

Kajiado North Constituency

Olkeri 31,549 

Ongata Rongai 27,576 

Nkaimurunya 33,207 

Oloolua 19,810 

Ngong 22,738

Kajiado Central 

Purko 4,848 

Ildamat 9,535 

Dalalekutuk 17,734 

Matapato North 16,776 

Matapato South 16,930 

Kajiado East 

Oloosirkon/Sholinke 33,748 034 Kenyawa-Poka 12,782 

Imaroro 9,400

Kaputiei North 21,660

Kitengela 38,746

Kenyewa Poka 12,782

Kajiado West 

Keek-Onyokie 33,307 

Iloodokilani 9,476 034 

Magadi 11,204 034 

Ewuaso-Oonkidong’i 16,972 034 

Mosiro 4,214 

Kajiado South

Entonet/Lenkisim 12,775 

Mbirikani/Eselenkei 10,725 034 

Kuku 18,515 034 

Rombo 17,467 034 

Kimana 11,579

 

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