The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Uhuru Takes Lead in Opinion Polls

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord coalition party leader Raila Oding are neck-and-neck.

An opinion poll released today by Ipsos Synovate Uhuru is for the first time leading by 44.8 per cent while Raila follows closely with 44.4 percent.

According to these statistics neither of the two candidates neither of the top two candidates have 50 percent + one support needed to win the presidential election in the first round.

Musalia Mudavadi is third by 5.2 per cent, Peter Kenneth follows with 1.6 per cent, Martha Karua with 0.8 per cent, Mohammed Abduba Dida 0.2 per cent and James Ole Kiyapi with 0.1 per cent.

The Jubilee Coalition is also leading at 45.1 percent, Cord follows with 44 per cent while the Amani alliance is third with 5 per cent.

Majority of those surveyed 56 per cent believe Uhuru and Ruto can run the government while attending ICC trials at the Hague scheduled for April.

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