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Kiraitu's allies discredit poll results

By Wainaina Ndung'u | Published Fri, April 14th 2017 at 00:00, Updated April 13th 2017 at 23:59 GMT +3

Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi (PHOTO;EVANS HABIL)

Allies of Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi Thursday dismissed results of an opinion poll that shows him trailing Governor Peter Munya by a huge margin.

The senator's allies claimed the poll results by Infotrak Harris, which showed Kiraitu polling 29.9 per cent against Munya’s 41.1 per cent was doctored for political expediency.

Kiraitu's Director of Communications Patrick Muriungi said they had conducted their own poll that indicated Kiraitu had 48 per cent to Munya’s 41 per cent support.

Linford Mutembei, the chairman of the Jubilee allied Mt Kenya Youth Caucus weighed in, saying the polls had painted a completely different picture from what was on the ground. But Tigania West MP David Kariithi said the opinion poll was credible and reflected the reality on the ground.