Azimio allied leader has caused a stir online after claiming that Kikuyu and Kalenjins are the two tribes which will rule for the next 60 years. This comes barely three months after supreme court affirmed President William Ruto's win to succeed President Kenyatta.Ethnicity and tribalism are likely to play a significant influence in how Kenyans vote to choose the president. With the help of a hashtag, a youth alliance is attempting to eradicate tribalism and its political legacy.
Since the country's independence in 1963, ethnic tensions have dominated Kenyan politics. However, it wasn't until 2007 when the tribal demons truly surfaced following the bitterly contested national elections that resulted in more than 1,000 fatalities and thousands of internal displacements.
Two notable tribes have been ruling Kenya independent, that's Kalenjins and Kikuyus and it might take more years to break the unity these two tribes enjoy, again their numerical strength is unmatched.
According to analysts, ethnicity itself has never been a concern. The problem occurs when politicians divide people based on their ethnicity and foster tribalism for personal advantage.
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