Kenya is set to hold the general election on 9th of August 2022 which will include all the elected positions within the government. His excellency president Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto currently disagree on some issues concerning when to start campaigning for the next elections and whether to have a national referendum before the election.
The Jubilee ruling party is being pulled in different directions with most of the members supporting candidates from other parties. This situation is putting the country in a fragile situation and a negative expectations on the coming elections which includes the following:
1.Shifting of political alliances
Recently there is enmity created between the former allies, particularly as the current deputy president William Ruto has become an opposing voice against the president. The political revals at the same time have been working to bridge on their disagreements while the established alliances has been breaking apart.
Kenyans are expecting violence on the coming election if the state and the political actors do not address the root causes of violence.
The pandemic has severally damaged the economic sectors, disrupted Kenyan society and has also worsened the debt burden of the country. The economic and social disruptions caused by the pandemic have corrode progress in poverty reduction thus forcing an estimation of two million more Kenyans into poverty.
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