The D-day is almost here. Aspirants vying for various seats are busy finalizing their campaigns trying to woo voters to vote for them come August 8th, which is 5 days away.
Well, there are some top positions that are considered highly sought after with those battling for these posts flexing their political muscles and the question is, who will carry the day.
From the presidential seat to the Nairobi and Machakos gubernatorial seats, here are the political seats which have attracted attention in Kenya.
1. Presidential seat
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is hoping to retain the seat in a few days time. Former PM and NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga, who’s his closest competitor, are said to be in a tight race, according to various polls. Who is going to blink first?
2. Nairobi Gubernatorial seat
The seat has attracted four veteran politicians with Kidero and Sonko said to be the preferred candidates. But who will carry the day?
3. Kiambu County
Not so long ago, Ferdinand Waititu aka Baba Yao trounced current Governor William Kabogo in the party nominations, prompting Kabogo to run as an independent candidate. Hapa nyasi itaumia!
4. Machakos County
The yaliyopita si ndwele legend is giving the current governor Alfred Mutua a run for his votes. Let’s wait and see the outcome when the results are announced.
5. Makadara constituency
The Makadara parliamentary seat has attracted four political big wigs Robert Momanyi, former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa, incumbent Benson Mutura and former MP Reuben Ndolo. Hapa watu watatoa jasho!
6. Starehe Constituency
Singer Charles Kanyi aka Njagua, activist Boniface Mwangi and flamboyant businessman Steve Mbogo are the top three aspirants for this seat. The question is who will emerge the winner come August 8th?
7. Homabay County
Incumbent Awiti the dancer and Oyugi Magwanga, who is an independent candidate. Is it time for Awiti to adjust his trousers and start tailoring a size smaller because he might be going home? Who knows.
8. Siaya County
Cornel Rasanga and Gumbo don’t see eye to eye. Recently, Rasanga told Gumbo to blame his mother for marrying a poor man. Who do you think will carry the day?
9. Kisumu County
The Kisumu County gubernatorial seat has attracted political veterans Professor Anyang Nyongo and Jack Ranguma. The two have been campaigning day and night and at one point, their daughters Lupita Nyong’o and Tasha Ranguma were involved in an online fight trying to woo voters to vote for their fathers.
10. Meru County
Incumbent Governor Peter Munya is vying against legendary politician Kiraitu Murungi and I kid you not.. Hapa kuna kibarua!
11. Mombasa County
The battle is between Ali Hassan Joho and Omar Hassan.
Joho aka OO1
12. Kakamega County
Incumbent Wycliffe Oparanya will go head to head with current Senator Boni Khalwale.
13. Busia County
It’s either Sospeter Oojamong or Paul Otuoma.