Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang who is gunning for a third straight term in office ( Photo Courtesy) After months or even years of campaigns, the August 9 general election will be the D-Day for politicians in the country as they seek various elective positions. Whereas election is not as easy as people may expect, a good number of senators are better placed for re-election come the next Tuesday poll.
It’s D-Day as Kenyans head to the ballot to determine who will be the next Commander in Chief in what is expected to be a tightly contested presidential election as Deputy President William Ruto faces veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga. Kenyans woke up very early to head to their respective stations to cast their votes.
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party leader_William Samoei Ruto hitherto remains to be one of the country's most followed, talked about and closely monitored politician. Whatever he does or says is extensively analyzed, theorized about and more notably debated about. With barely five days to August 9 general elections, the self-styled chief hustler is doing the final rounds around the country as he waits to fire his will-be first presidential shot.
Uhuru Kenyatta' s two-five year tenure is presently in it' s decelerating phase and as expected of him, he will fold his political mats, hang his boots and exit stage immediately the will-be president-elect is sworn in as the country' s fifth president. With the D-day vastly beckoning, political telescopes are orbiting between two heavyweights namely William Samoei Ruto (Kenya Kwanza) and Raila Amollo Odinga (Azimio party) who have watermarked selves as the frontrunners courtesy of their vast experience, endearing political alacrity, massive following, deep pockets that has enabled them to stage well-oiled campaigns and their extensive influence.
On Friday night, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that the Returning Officer for Embakasi East has gone missing. Daniel Musyoka went missing while on duty at the East African School of Aviation tallying centre. The morning of Tuesday, August 9, was the last time Prudence Mbolu, the daughter of Musyoka, talked with her father.
Today was the D-day scheduled for the presidential debate. Raila Odinga through his spokes person had earlier communicated that he will not attend the debate. George Wajackoyah roots party leader also has opted out of the debate saying that this not something to joke with, so he will not attend unless all the 4 presidential candidates avail themselves at Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party mandarin_Raila Amollo Odinga needs no further introduction, the name bearer is among the top contenders in the ongoing statehouse race. With barely seventeen days remaining to the much awaited August poll, Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party leader has time and again exuded confidence that he will outrun his erstwhile political student turned critic and competitor_William Ruto.
The deputy president of the republic of Kenya and the leader of the United Democratic Alliance dubbed UDA and also the Kenya kwanza coalition flag bearer for the last few years has been traversing across the nation drumming support for his presidential candidature. With few days remaining to the D-Day the deputy president will be finishing at a high note visiting areas considered to be his strongholds.
Murang'a women representative Hon Sabina Chege, is in her second day of tour of Raila's homecounty of Siaya where she is being accompanied by local leaders. Chege's campaigns aim at mobilizing Residents to come out in their numbers in August to ensure former prime minister Raila Odinga wins the forthcoming general elections.
Ruto has today led by example after he arrived some minutes to 6 a.m to cast his vote accompanied by his wife Mama Rachel Ruto.Ruto has cast his vote in his grown up area in Sugoi at Koschei Primary School.William Ruto has taken part in the exercise to choose the leaders of tomorrow and it will be his first ever stab at the Presidency in an attempt to win with round one polls.
For a period of time, Kenyans waited anxiously for the debate between Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua. They anticipated that the two leaders would end up lighting the stage as they face off considering their political rivalry ahead of the forthcoming general election. Today, the D-Day finally came and for sure, the two top leaders never disappointed as they took on each other by the horn.
With exactly eight days remaining to the country's much talked about August 9 poll, political telescopes are revolving between two leading presidential contenders namely William Ruto (Kenya Kwanza) and his Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party counterpart_Raila Odinga. Owing to their vast political experience, massive following, endearing alacrity, deep pockets and influence, one of the aforenamed titans will verily take the power baton from Kenyatta II and more notably steer the country between 2022 and 2027.
Politic is a mind game accompanied by super tides on either side. The D-day is just 7 days away from then. The aim objective being who runs the day. May Kenyans have been through a lot with the economic crackdown bringing in much trouble. Who will bring the country to light.
William Samoei Ruto needs no introduction, the name bearer is among the top contenders in the ongoing statehouse race and from the last poll survey, the Kenya Kwanza presidential flag bearer has practical and probable odds of being the next occupant of the house on the hill top.
The D-day is about to come. Every candidate is running up and down to make sure that come 9th August general elections he or she be on the safer side. Today Raila Odinga has been with his team in Vihiga county and he later went to Kisumu county.
Today the deputy president William Ruto was in Eldoret Uasin Gishu county, Baringo county and Nakuru county. The D-day is just about to come. Every candidate is running up and down to make his or her vote hunting process merits at the end of the day. Kenya kwanza team led by William Ruto and his other team member such as Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Juaguar took their campaigns to the Riftvalley region.
After a period of speculations on whether Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga will attend the presidential debate or not, the D-Day finally came and Ruto showed up for the debate while the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate decided to boycott the event. Baba's decision to boycott the presidential debate made it look more of an interview than a debate and thus, the UDA party presidential candidate was left alone to deal with the tough questions that went his way.
Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal has reacted after Azimio la Umoja finished their tours of Kakamega and Busia.Shahbal seems to be happy with how the people of the Western region treated Raila Odinga and Martha Karua. The business mogul has said that Raila and Karua will be sworn in based on how the Azimio brigade rallies on Wednesday attracted huge crowds.
As Kenya Kwanza presidential flag bearer_William Samoei Ruto looks forward to fire his first presidential shot, he is aware of the fact that he must hit the constitutionally stipulated 50+1% mark to be crowned 'The Fifth'. To get these numbers, Ruto has among other ways lived pitching tents in vote-rich political hubs among them Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Nairobi, Ukambani and Western Kenya.
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Kenyans are now counting only 12 days away from the long awaited next general elections that is set to take place on ninth of August 2022 as it was scheduled. Kenyans are eagerly waiting for the D-Day so that they may exercise their democratic right through voting in leaders of their choices in different elective political positions as MCAs, MPs, Senators, Women Reps, Governors and in the Presidency position.