The political tide is shifting as we get closer to the general election. The presidential contest is heating up, particularly between two alliances: Kenya Kwanza, led by the current Deputy President of Kenya, William Samoei, and Azimio La Umoja, led by Raila Odinga, the official opposition leader.
The general election will be held on August 9th this year. It will be unique in that it will feature over 30 presidential contenders. The majority of the candidates will be self-sufficient. Kenyans over the age of 18 who are registered voters will be able to vote in six elections.
Kenya Kwanza has a significant presence in the Rift Valley, Mount Kenya, and sections of Western Kenya. Azimio La Umoja has a huge following in Nyanza, the Coast, and some parts of Kenya.
The reigning party, the Jubilee Party, had a lot of power in 2017, but it has waned since then. 4,000 Mount Kenyans have been charged by the party with mobilizing citizens to vote for Jubilee candidates. The president is also anticipated to arrive as soon as possible on Mount Kenya.
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