NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – It is all system go as political campaigns get to the home stretch ahead of next week’s General Election and the magic, according to political analysts and the ‘big boys’ in the game will be voter turnout.
It is a fact both President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main rival Raila Odinga are aware of and are using every single move to urge their supporters to come out on Tuesday next week and cast votes in their favour.
Jubilee has adopted a strategy to familiar with their target people, serving it uniquely to ensure the message is home across all parts of the country.
To mobilize their supporters from Mount Kenya region living in Nairobi, tens of musicians led by the legendary Joseph Kamaru and CDM Karatu on Wednesday embarked on a intensive tour of the city with one message: “Come out and vote for Uhuru” dubbed “Mt Kenya Artists Caravan Mugithi wa Kumira Kumira Uhuru Okuo Ringi.”
The caravan that kicked off early Wednesday will cover Githurai 44, Roysambu, Mwiki, Njiru, Burma, Muthurwa, Dagoretti Corner, Kawangware, Satelite, Waithaka, Gachie, Uthiru, Kinoo and Kangemi.
Nairobi has more than 2 million voters of the 19 million vote basket.
The musicians have also composed songs emphasizing the need to turn out and vote.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the Jubilee team to the vote rich Meru County before proceeding to Kitui.
This will be just a few days after the Opposition visited the counties.
Meru County has more than 700,000 registered voters while Kitui has slightly above 400,000 voters.