The Nandi County gubernatorial race has taken a new twist after former Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey held a successful political rally in Nandi Hills on Sunday.
The former cabinet minister held a meeting with boda boda operator groups and youths who endorsed his candidacy before attending a church service at ACK Nandi Hills.
He also visited Kapchemoiywo Girls Secondary School.
Those who attended the meeting sent a clear signal that Henry Kosgey is the biggest threat to all the aspirants for the top county seat.
This comes at a time that a new poll has shown Mr Kosgey is the most popular gubernatorial candidate in the County if elections were held today.
With 700 respondents aged 18 years and above across the entire county, Mr Kosgey a former long-serving cabinet minister would win the elections if they were held today, according to Trends and Insights For Africa (Tifa).
The survey conducted in Bomet, Siaya, Nandi and Murang’a counties has also shown that party affiliation only matters in the presidential elections.
Mr Kosgey has the support of 36 per cent followers of the ruling Jubilee Party of Kenya ahead of former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskey who is at 21 per cent.
It is however interesting to see that according to the polls, most residents want Stephen Sang to serve them as Senator and drop his gubernatorial bid.
Apparently, Senator Stephen Sang who is accused of ‘setting up’ Deputy President William Ruto at the Hague-based International Criminal Court in connection with crimes against humanity stemming from the 2007/ 2008 Post-election violence has not been included in the Governor Candidate Preference.
He was only ranked in the Senate Candidate Preference garnering 50 per cent ahead of his close rival Kiprotich Cherargei who came second at 14 per cent.
Mr Kosgey Mr Kosgey has said that he will be a governor for everyone irrespective of their background if elected.
Mr Kosgey is expected to square it out with the incumbent Governor Dr Cleophas Lagat, Senator Stephen Sang and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskey.