A cheering atmosphere filled with political ambition and immense support was the mood of the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance rally in Mathare, Nairobi County. The inter-wars between “siblings” finally come to an end with the “dad” giving the political direction for the family.
“Huyu Bahati ni mtoto wangu, sawa sawa. Yeye nitampatia kazi katika serikali,” Before the Azimio coalition leader Raila Odinga could finish his address, an angry Bahati jumped off the car as the rowdy crowd shouted louder in his defence. The party leader went on to endorse the current area member of parliament Anthony Oluoch for the Mathare parliamentary seat.
“Looking at the whole situation, it seemed like a discussion that should have been held behind closed doors. There are two possible outcomes, Bahati might win due to sympathy from the residents. In the sense, that this is one of our own being “oppressed” yet he wants to serve us. Or he might not win due to the political zoning strategy and the allegiance the residents have towards Hon. Raila.” Mr Ochieng’ a media practitioner said.
Taking to his twitter account, the artist come politician wrote, “Cleared by IEBC and my party Jubilee… Blessed by God as well as Mathare people who have decided that the next MP is Bahati Kioko. I, Bahati Kioko, will be on the ballot this August 9.”
On an earlier piece we analysed political zoning in its entirety, “It is a strategy that will be used as a reward system. It will kill democracy in that all the leaders will have the same mind set. The authentic voices of the Kenyan citizens will be suppressed,” Naomi, a political analyst remarked.
Are we experiencing a battle royal of poor coalition planning or is it the last hope of clenching the parliamentary seats by the coalition?