The race to succeed Senator Samson Ongeri as the Kisii senator are heated up following the entry of very powerful politicians into the race.
Among those in the race include, Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka (ODM), Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi (UDA), former UDA national treasure Omingo Magara (Jubilee), Sam Riosa Okemwa among others.
In the latest opinion poll released by the Mizani Africa, Richard Onyonka is commanding the highest lead with 59.7% followed by Magara with 23.3% a margin difference of more than three quarters, Ruto's point man Joash Maangi finished third with 14.3%. 2.2% of the voters are still undecided on who to vote.
With three months left to August general elections, it clearly shows that Ruto will find it hard finding votes and seats from the region which in the past years has been termed as Raila Odinga's stronghold, however, it will only be determined by the IEBC the real winners.