An online poll has placed KETRACO CEO Fernandez Barasa as the suitable candidate to succeed Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
The poll that was ran on Strawpoll.com by one of the platform’s users challenged Kenyans to vote for the most suitable candidate from alist that had Barasa, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, Governor Opranya’s deputy Prof Kutima and Lugari MP Ayub Savula.
50% of those who voted had Barasa as their suitable candidate with only 30.18% voting for Malala.
Prof Kutima came third with 7.93% followed by Khalwale who had 6.71%.
In the poll that had a question “who is best suited to replace Oparanya in 2020”, Savula emerged last with 5.18%.
The online poll had attracted 328 by the time this story went on air.
The 2022 Kakamega gubernatorial race is expected to be very tight with the current senator expected to face it off against the current KETRACO CEO FCP Fernandez Barasa.
In Kenya online polls are used to do analysis of the support base of a candidate and do political calculations.