Kenya is a political country whereby its citizens elect their leaders to represent them in various political seats available. The seats which are normally contested for include that of The Presidency,Senate , Member of parliament in the National Assembly,Member of County Assembly,Woman representative in every county and Governorship.If you are eager to aspire for any of the above mentioned political seats in our country,it is high time you strategize early enough and prepare yourself psychologically in order to succeed. I am going to highlight some of the very important issues which you should consider before embarking on the political journey .First and foremost travel across the catchment area of your boundary. That will depend on the seatyou are aspiring for. Ensure that you are familiar with each and every corner. That will give you a glue and rough idea about the occupants you are going to represent.I dentify all the polling stations and find out the number of voters in each of them. Some voting centers may have more voters than others. As you sell out your proposals take more time in areas with more voters. Find out the economic activities of the electorate you would like to represent and ask yourself wether your memoranda touches on how to improve on them .In Kenya,you cannot campaign without money.Have some funds because these days they will only attend your campaign and listen to your speeches if they are assure of getting something at the end of it all. They call it "sitting allowance"or"chai". This allowance is totally separate from the donations you make towards projects of their choice. When you are planning to visit an area in your electoral boundary,have a rough idea about key persons in that area,invite them prior to your visit so that they can guide you on the major areas you should address during your visit. Prepare answers for possible questions which you would be asked.Always give out good promises and have hope in delivering the best to your electorate.The voters shall have confidence in you when they here you ready to shift them to a better level from where they are at the moment.To be able to place yourself at a better position, know your competitors.It is always very important to know their strengths and weaknesses so that you can adjust accordingly. Prepare good motivating speeches which attract attention of the audience and allow them time to ask questions. End your speech when everyone is eager to hear more. Avoid insults, vulgar language and direct personal attacks on your opponents. Be tactful ,use simple short stories, riddles and idiomatic expressions to pass sensitive information .Choose a popular political party which is registered in Kenya. Be aware of political propaganda and stay focused at all times. Ensure that you acquaint yourself with electoral laws and IEBC regulations. Have a good campaign slogan to be associated with you .If you read and implement the strategies l have raised, you are likely to clinch the political seat.
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