Governor Martin Wambora. FILE
Wambora takes commanding lead, downs Mbarire in Embu for Jubilee ticket
Embu governor Martin Wambora is headed for a major victory after trouncing over his political rival and competitor Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire.
Provisional results from 312 polling stations out of the 478 places, shows that Wambora is commanding an early lead with 53, 324 votes followed by Mbarire with 21,080.
Mbarire has suffered a major blow after losing in all polling station at her home turf, Runyenjes.
In Gakundu polling station, Mbarire got 97 votes while Wambora won with 377. In Kangondi, Mbarire 11 received only agaianst Wambora’s 113.
A survey by Trends and Insights for Africa in March, showed that Wambora is the most preferred governor candidate with 48 per cent.
In the survey conducted between February 16 and 18, some 400 registered voters were interviewed with a margin error of +/- 2 per cent and 95 per cent degree of confidence.
The interviews were conducted face to face with respondents sampled from households.The poll shows 19 per cent of the respondents prefer Senator Lenny Kivuti as governor and 13 per cent support Cecile Mbarire.
Source: The Star