The decision by both of the top presidential aspirant heavyweights to pick running mates from the central region might cause a rerun for the election.
Their decision has caused a balance in vote sharing from the Kikuyu community. Raila's choice to pick Martha Karua has boosted his political popularity within the central region. Martha has been massively campaigning for the Azimio coalition in the region, her campaigns has positively impacted Azimio's strength.
On the other hand, Ruto's popularity in mount Kenya region has always been high compared to other presidential aspirants But his move to choose Rigathi as his running mate has been met by a cold reception from Kenyans thus reducing his political command in the region. This might level up the the number of votes both Raila and Ruto will receive from the region.
As it stands in most of the latest presidential opinion polls, no one between Raila and Ruto has passed or reached the (50+1) percentage votes constitutionally required to declare an aspirant a winner.
Sharing of votes from the central region by both Raila and Ruto might be a sign that they may get equal number of votes after the election. This is because the Kikuyu votes are estimated to be over 8 million thus they always have a heavy impact on national elections.
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