With just hours remaining before polling booths open tomorrow, all major opinion pollsters have put the Azimio One Kenya Presidential candidate Raila Odinga ahead of his closest competitor Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto in the race to the State House.

In their last opinion polls before the election, the five pollsters indicate that Raila Odinga is leading William Ruto by at least six percentage points and it is now the turn of the country’s 22,120,458 million registered voters to make the final decision on who, between the two, goes to State House.

The TIFA survey put Mr Odinga ahead with 47% while Ruto trailed with 39%, Ipsos Poll put Mr Odinga at 47% and Ruto at 41%, the Nation Media Group (NMG) put Mr Odinga ahead with 49% and Ruto at 41% and finally the Infotrak Poll results had Mr Odinga ahead with 49% as Ruto trailed at 42%.

The margin for undecided voters stood at between 5% and 7%, which may swing the elections either way as the two leading contestants scramble for the voters to their side with the official campaign period ending on Saturday, August 6th, 2022.

The poll also revealed that Mr Odinga had maintained the lead in more than 21 counties across the 47 counties, while his main challenger, William Ruto trailed him with 16 counties most of which are in his home area, the North Rift.

Hardly a week ago, Mr Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua received a rousing reception in Turbo and Eldoret and Nandi, the elders from the region went public by denouncing their ‘son’ WilliamRuto terming him a stranger and squatter.

The other counties where Ruto is perceived to lead in popularity are generally those in Mt. Kenya where his rival and Raila Odinga‘s running mate Martha Karua and outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta have helped to slash his once-massive support base over Mr Odinga.

Perhaps the fiercely battled for region between the two front runners is Western Kenya, whose numbers are expected to make the final decision on who becomes the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya, most western Kenya counties are under the grip of Mr Odinga.

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