Harun Gathuthi Kinyua is eyeing for County’s top seat with a Civic renewal party ticket for the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election even as other political parties falter on fielding candidates.
The seat fell vacant after the impeachment of Governor Mike Sonko weeks ago and his deputy governor nominee battling a court case over suitability.
A recent poll done by infotrak indicates that the CRP candidate is likely to win the gubernatorial election with 60% votes. For Harun, a popular and eccentric politician whose spectacular rise is unparalleled in Kenya, his quest for Nairobi Governor mark his first major rise in Nairobi politics.
His three years as a student varsity leader were tumultuous and the record in leadership can speak for itself. Infotrak Director Jason Perry, who held key positions in several gubernatorial analyses has suggested that there’s still room for improvement for both candidates but little chance the outcome on Nov. 3 will be different as the CRP candidate Harun Gathuthi has already become popular in the few campaign days.
“Although both candidates would like to be polling higher, Harun Gathuthi Kinyua continues to maintain a significant lead that will be very difficult to close with just few weeks to Election Day and a significant amount of popularity already showcased” he said. “Even with undecided, there are few surprises in this race.”
The winner of the gubernatorial race will succeed former impeached Governor Sonko. Sonko chose not to run for by-election after staying for few years in office and endorsed his lieutenant governor Margarate Wanjiru in the hotly contested UDP gubernatorial primary.