Siaya county is 430 kilometres northwest of the capital Nairobi.
The graphic’s headline reads: “Ipsos survey ranking on gubernaterial election the most preferred governor candidate; Siaya county, 2022.”
Text at the bottom of the graphic says the survey was carried out in six sub-counties with a sample size of 2,000 people per sub-county, between 10 May and 10 June.
The graphic ranks the current Siaya county senator James Orengo as the most popular candidate, with 49%. He is followed closely by former member of parliament Nicolas Gumbo with 45%, while 5% are apparently “undecided”.
But did Ipsos really produce these numbers and publish a poll on the candidates’ popularity? We checked.
‘Fake news’ says polling company
The research agency usually releases its findings to the media, but no such survey has yet been reported.
“It is fake news. We have not conducted any political opinion polling during this electioneering period,” Ipsos spokesperson Caroline Mackenzie wrote in an email to Africa Check.
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