The IEBC has revealed that the 2022's August presidential race has attracted 38 independent candidates, a move that has never been witnessed in the country.
Different political analysts have claimed that such a move will make the elections very expensive owing to the printing of ballot papers with emphasis on security features.
Speaking with NTV on Sunday, political expert Professor Gitile Naituli opines that the high number of independent presidential candidates is a 'plan 'by the deep state to 'confuse' the voter, since the race appears as a tight marathon between Deputy President William Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance team, and his main opponent of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Raila Odinga.
"The list is long because I think that's where the deep state goes to sponsor some people to simply make the presidential ballot big, and confuse the voters, so for me, I think that is a scheme," said Gitile.
Moi University's lecturer Professor Masibo Lumala also supported Gitile's comment on 'confusing the voter.'
On his side however, one of the candidate, Reuben Kigame argued that the 'long-list' is a proof that the country has not been heading to the right direction, and thus leaders who think they have the capability of making things work have expressed their interest, adding that it is a show that the country is democratic.
This comes as the IEBC convenes a meeting of all presidential candidates or their representatives this week before the final nominations reported to be before the month of May ends or the first week of June.
If all the presidential candidates are cleared, then the Kenyan voter will have a list of 52 leaders to choose from come August 9.
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