“Raila Will Win Presidency with Between 60-65% Votes”: Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has said.
In an interview with the Daily Nation, Mr. Kenneth downplayed the prospect of a runoff.
He exuded confidence that Raila will win the presidency in the election in the first round in the forthcoming August elections.
Kenneth said the Azimio One Kenya Alliance presidential flag bearer will clinch the top seat by between 60%-65% based on the projected turnouts in his traditional strongholds as well as new ones.
“I am saying this because if you look at Nyanza as it were, he is going to have an overwhelming majority. Touring Western with him, it is absolutely clear he will have it. Raila has always won in Nairobi despite the tough past elections. It is very apparent that he has the Coast region,” said Kenneth.
He added that the ODM boss also has the North Eastern and Eastern votes in his basket as Ukambani leaders have united to support his bid to succeed Presidentt Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the Rift Valley which is perceived to be Raila’s arch-rival Deputy President William Ruto’s strongholds, Kenneth said the former will end up with between 30%-40% of the votes.
“In Rift Valley, West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Narok, Nakuru and Kajiado are likely to produce Azimio candidates and so we will eat a big chunk of the base,” he added.
Raila did not receive even 5% of the vote in the previous elections in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region, according to the former MP, but he could earn between 30% and 40% this time around.