Jubilee Party’s Irene Njoki will topple Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri according to a new survey done by the National Intelligence Service and leaked to media outlets.
According to the survey, the incumbent who is at 34 % in terms of ratings is trailing Irene Njoki, whose popularity has risen to 52%.
The survey indicates that Njoki is enjoying a lot of support from women and youths, while the incumbent support base is mostly made up of the elderly.
Ngunjiri’s decline in support has been attributed to various factors among them recent insecurity incidences and the poverty levels in most of the households.
On the other hand, Irene’s promise to scale up on Azimio La Umoja’s promise to single women and women in business seems to have altered odds to her advantage.
The battle for the Bahati constituency seat has been singled out by many as of major interest due to the controversial nature of the incumbent and the fast rising star of Irene.
The incumbent Kimani Njunjiri was among the MPs who were grilled by police officers in connection the criminal gangs that have terrorized residents in Nakuru town and its environs.
The NIS findings indicate that Jubilee candidates are likely to give their UDA counterparts a run for their money in the larger Nakuru county.