Informal Words in ‘formal’ Political Season
Political juggernauts are getting intense in the country with barely six months to the general election. Politicians are not leaving any chance in seducing voters to choose their affiliated candidates.
The main rival coalitions, Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja are resting no soon following the vibrant campaigns in the competition. One Kenya alliance, led by Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi, is seen to be making baby steps in the competition with consistent allegations of joining the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
In campaign rallies, most politicians out of excitement have had their tongues slip while making remarks. From ‘madoadoa’ remarks of Senator Mithika Linturi, an allegation of election fraud by Sabina Chege, and DP Ruto’s slip up on DRC cows, the situation is ballooning to worse. The foes are keen on listening to their rival utterances and they exploit erupting flubs in painting a wrong impression of their opponents to the public.
Some of the sentiments have attracted the attention of the electoral board (IEBC), DPP, and NCIC because of the risks they have on the public. The regulating bodies have stated that the allegations drawn from such occasions are weighty and could possibly cause mistrust on the electoral board, yield tension among communities, and cut down diplomatic relations.
As the season grow apace, being taken out of context may not be substantial enough to clear out propagandas that are spreading in the nation. There should be effective measures taken by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission together with the office of DPP in containing the charades.
Politicians need to be more cautious in public and device benign tactics that are meant to unite the nation despite the political differences.