|Monday will be the day to prove the legitimacy of jubilee government in Kenya. The two by lections that will be held in Kericho and in Malindi will be the determinant factor in the 2017 general election, in which the ruling Jubilee alliance (currently JAP) will come face to face with the opposition to determine the next head of state.|
But before that, there are beehives of activities going on in both the opposition and the government, with main opposition coalition party CORD is slated to win the Malindi by election…
The campaigns have been called in readiness for the day to determine who is who in these two regions. For the government side, the malindi election means a lot to them because during the last general election in 2013, majority of people voted in favor of the opposition. This means that the president is keenly moving masses to make sure that his candidate wins the race… as this will show that people have ditched Raila Odinga’s party to Jubilee.
As for Raila, he has to make it right. His political influence will be affected negatively if his candidate in Malindi by-election loses against his rival. No wonder he camped in the coastal Kenya region just to campaign for his main candidate.
Whoever wins the Malindi by election on Monday will mean a lot to both— the government and the opposition.
In Kericho by election, CORD coalition has nothing to offer since the Rift Valley region is a Jubilee voting bloc. Here the person who will gain a lot is the president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who is already weighing the possibilities of ditching his current Deputy, William Ruto, for another influential figure in the region.
Things are not right in jubilee government… the two principals are not close as they were before and a rumor has it that President Uhuru Kenyatta will choose a KANU leader come 2017…
For this we wait to see.