Uasin Gishu governor speaks after poll shows he will be floored with elections 24 days away

- Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago has dismissed the latest polls by Infotrak

- The polls tipped his rival Buzeki for the win if elections were held today

- Mandago maintains that the surveys always show that he is losing

Uasin Gishu governor has laughed off the polls which suggest that his bitter rival Kiprop Bundotich alias Buzeki will emerge winner of the gubernatorial race with elections only 24 days away.

In a county popularity survey seen by, about 52 percent of voters prefer Buzeki compared to 42.1 percent who would go for the incumbent Mandago.

According to the survey, about 900 respondents were interviewed across 6 sub counties and 30 wards in Uasin Gishu.

After Poll reveals where the Uasin Gishu vote lies, Jackson Mandago reacts swiftly (Video)

The survey conducted by Infotrak shows Mandago is trailing his rival Buzeki. PHOTO: Courtesy

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However, speaking on the survey, Mandago completely laughed them off as inauthentic.

According to Mandago, the polls have always shown that Buzeki has an edge over him, but he has never won.

"If you ask any ‘synovates’ Buzeki is always winning, why hasn’t he won the elections yet? But the real ‘synovate’ is the residents,” He said.

The governor also boasted that he enjoyed about 70 percent of the people’s support, without having to take up a survey.

Mandago would have had a fairly easy time, had Buzeki accepted Deputy President William Ruto’s plea to step down and support the incumbent for the sake of Jubilee’s vote consolidation.

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The multi-millionaire businessman, however, completely dismissed Ruto’s request and reiterated that he was still going to run for governor, despite losing out to Mandago in the Jubilee primaries.

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