Nyayo Stadium was full to the brim.
Early in the morning at his residence in Karen DP Dr. William Ruto surprised Kenyans by addressing the international investor community saying: “we’ve heard your requests and will strive to make Kenya an enabling environment for investment and good returns. After the elections are over all of us must come together and ensure that peace prevails so that every one of us can go about our daily businesses.”
Shortly thereafter the DP joined the Kenya Kwanza brigade at Nyayo Stadium where he once again assured Kenyans from all walks of life of an enabling business environment when he assumes office as president. One could always tell that the DP was confident of the outcome of the Tuesday poll.
Junet Mohammed (left) with Hassan Joho on their way to Kasarani.
In Moi Sports Complex Kasarani the mood was not different with Raila handler Junet Mohammed assuring Kenyans: “When we return to this venue on 30 August 2022 it will be to witness the inauguration of Raila Amollo Odinga, make no mistake about that.”
Crowds milled to the brim in both venues but Kenyan politicians are particularly good at stage managing events and that may not particularly speak to their popularity.
Once again Raila who campaigned on a platform of battling corruption assured his competitors that: “In my government, there’ll be no revenge. I pledge to be the president of all. I’ve made this decision because I did not choose the liberation course; the liberation course chose me.”
Likewise Kasarani Sports Complex was full to the brim.
Raila further narrated how he chose peace over antagonism when he shook hands with the late president Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki as well as with Uhuru Kenyatta. He indicated a willingness to shake hands again for the sake of peace irrespective of whether he lost the elections or not.