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Miguna dismisses Nairobi opinion poll as ‘fake’

Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Miguna Miguna has termed the recent poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (Tifa) as fake and fraudulent.

The poll, released on Thursday placed Miguna as the fourth candidate after Nasa’s Evans Kidero, Jubilee’s Mike Sonko and independent candidate Peter Kenneth.

Miguna during an interview with Nairobi News said the sample population polled was too small hence not a representation of the 2.3million Nairobi voters.

“The poll is fake and a fraud. It was done on June 2nd but published on 6th after I deconstructed the cartels in two successful debates. This is an attempt to whitewash the gains I made during the debates,” Miguna said.

“Why was it not published before the debate since it was done on July 2? If they had to release a poll after the debate then they should have conducted another one,” he added.

The candidate questioned the lack of funding disclosure by the polling company adding that this is very critical information for credible opinion polls.


“This poll is misleading, the purported sample is too small not even a representation of 0.01 per cent of the voters. Nairobians are alert and have heard me, they won’t be gerrymandered or misled,” he said.

In the poll, Dr Kidero was the leading candidate with 43 per cent followed closely by Mr Sonko at 42 per cent.

Mr Kenneth had 4 per cent of those polled saying they would vote him while only 1 per cent were in Miguna’s favour.

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Sonko on Thursday welcomed the poll, saying it had given his team the impetus to ensure they triumph on polling day.

“My supporters should not worry because this only means that we need to double our efforts. We are on course to winning the seat,” he said while addressing members of the Luhya community in Nairobi

Sonko, like Miguna, noted that only 800 people were polled out of the city’s 2.3 million registered voters.

“We welcome the poll, but we are aware that it was not representative. Even Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump but she still lost.”