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    Revealed: Forces That Pushed Infotrak To Delete Controversial Poll Pitting Gachagua Ahead Of Karua

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    Infotrak, a research and consulting company, has faced a backlash on social media after sharing and deleting a tweet on the results of an opinion poll it had put up asking Kenyans whom they preferred to be Kenya’s deputy president.

    The tweet was shared after the Deputy presidential candidates namely; Justina Wamae, Ruth Mucheru, Rigathi Gachagua and Martha Karua had participated in the deputy presidential debate at Catholic University on Tuesday evening.

    The results indicated that 61.8% of the participants preferred Gachagua. Karua came second  at 29.1%, Wamae followed with 8.4% of votes while 0.6% of the participants preferred Mucheru.

    Infotrak poll
    Infotrak polls that was deleted.

    Speaking to a local website however, Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho, denied claims that the poll was pulled down because Gachagua had won.

    According to her, the poll had been compromised because a huge number of those who voted used accounts that are not authentic.

    “When we did this Twitter poll we realized there were bots and we decided to pull it down. A Twitter poll is not scientific but it can give a gauge of what Twitter users think,”  she said.

    Ambitho however said that they will run another poll in the course of the day that will be scientific.

    “We will be running another poll today and unlike the Twitter one which was compromised this poll will be scientific. So we will select participants randomly and we don’t risk a case where one person votes more than once. It does not mean we pulled it down because someone was winning, it had been compromised. Social media polls can’t be termed as a scientific poll,” the CEO said.

    Kenya Kwanza supporters accused Infotrak of being biased and insincere by deleting the tweet because Gachagua had won.

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