It’s a period of politics and almost everything else has been at stand still, as many are focusing on who to choose as their leader come august 9th.
So far so good, many Kenyans have already made up their mind on whom they’re vote in during this year’s general elections.
Even so, many other people are yet to settle on any political leader in specific seats. The concept of electing a leader by virtue of falling in the category of a favorite presidential aspirant has been discouraged by many with the strongest terms possible.
Previously, various political parties had there own nominations in county levels. Several complains emerged immediately after the nominations.
There are those aspirants who received direct tickets by virtue of being vocal in the leading Political party. In such positions, the political parties did not have nomination exercises.
As much as the nominations were required to be free and fair, there are those weakling aspirants who were intentionally denied the leading party’s ticket even after winning in those exercises.
Apart from having numbers within the region, aspirants were required to have good rapport with the party leaders or/even part with some amount of money.
Due to such activities and other related weird approaches, several people lost their chances to other aspirants.
Today Monday 2nd was the last day for submitting name to the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission for all aspirants. After today, no aspirant will be allowed to submit papers.
In the history of Kenyan politics, this year records the highest number of aspirants into various political seats. There are more than 7, 000 people seeking various posts as independent candidates.
For the sake of records, there are 46 candidates seeking the presidential seat on individual basis. This is according to the data updated today midday.
Out of the 7, 111 aspirants, there are a whole 104 candidates seeking the position of the governor, 141 people wish to be senators, 5, 765 candidates out of the available 1450 seats seek the MCA positions, 110 for woman representatives and 944 candidates out of the 290 slots seeks the position of a member of parliament.
According to Ann who is in charge of the registrar of political parties (RPP), more than 7, 000 independent aspirants had submitted their interest to the office.