Raila Odinga’s selection of Martha Karua as his running mate might have been the smartest thing he’s ever done for himself. The worst decision was made by Deputy President William Ruto, who chose Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate rather than Prof. Kithure Kindiki.
This is supported by a recent survey that was done by TIFA under contract with the Standard Group.
According to the poll, they trust Martha Karua more than Gachagua to give Raila a large number of votes.
According to the poll, 49% of Kenyans think Martha Karua will get more votes for Raila, compared to 30% who think Gachagua will achieve the same for Ruto.
The August election will be between Raila and Ruto, according to 21% of Kenyans.
In terms of popularity rankings, Gachagua only received a 59 percent rating from Ruto fans while Karua had an 80 percent rating from Raila supporters.