Kenya’s two presidential front-runners, Raila Odinga and William Ruto, held mega rallies in Nairobi on Saturday, August 6, the final day of campaigning forward of the August 9 vote. The presidential election guarantees to be aggressive. This week, the 2 predominant candidates criss-crossed the nation in a last-ditch effort to woo voters. At the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja camp launched the large recreation on August 6 in a festive, rhythmic ambiance. by dances , flutes and music.
Report from our correspondent in Nairobi, Albane Thirouard
It’s a blue and orange wave that invaded the stadium this Saturday, August 6. Raila Odinga’s supporters got here in droves… caps and T-shirts in his occasion’s colors. In entrance of a cheering crowd, the candidate talks about his profession as a political opponent. And doesn’t fail to sort out his opponent, with a sulphurous repute.
“My dear Kenyans, the question we face today is: Whose hands will free the economy from corruption? Who will ensure the country’s unity after the election, regardless of the results? Is it the man who shook hands with his rival and thereby enabled national reconciliation ? Or the warmonger, who is a deviant and a convicted thief? “.
In 2018, Odinga and Kenyatta exchanged a handshake to finish post-election tensions. The outgoing president is now supporting his former opponent. Their opponents denounce an opportunistic alliance of the political “dynasties” they symbolize. Odinga followers defend her. Like political science pupil Michael Musyoka:
“The handshake brought peace to Kenya. Communities that were not used to interacting started working together. Like Raila who chose a running mate from another region, Mount Kenya.
His supporters also welcome his campaign promises: the fight against corruption or the implementation of social measures in particular… Raila Odinga also insists on his proposal to provide a monthly support of 48 euros to the most vulnerable households.
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