Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Kenya: US Behind Steadman Polls, Claim Leaders -

Antony GitongaNairobi

Pro-Kibaki leadership took their political campaign to Kinangop with allegations that the United States was sponsoring Steadman polls to discredit the Government.

The leadership dismissed the up-to-the-minute poll, saying it did not reflect the peoples' opinions.

Led by the local Narc-Kenya president and parliamentary aspirant, Mister Kimani Ngunjiri, they termed the study as deceptive and meant to mistake Kenyans to back up ODM.

"We are certain President Kibaki is leading on the land and you should disregard the Steadman report," Ngunjiri told wananchi.

Ms Ann Kirima challenged the methodological analysis used in the research. "I have got never met anybody in this state who have ever been interviewed and I inquire where they acquire the data," she said.

In the last three Steadman's public sentiment polls, ODM presidential candidate, Mister Raila Odinga, have been ranked top of Kibaki and ODM-Kenya's Mr Kalonzo Musyoka.

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The latest, released on Friday, Raila Pb with 50 per cent, while Kibaki followed with 39 per cent and Kalonzo eight per cent.

Speaking at a medical clinic at Ndunyu Njeru, which Kirima had sponsored at a cost of Sh2 million, the leadership dismissed ODM as a tool for propaganda.

Kirima, who is eyeing the Kinangop seat, said the majimbo style of Government advocated by ODM is a formula for chaos.

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