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Why a million Kikuyus may vote for Raila

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by MaxShimba, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Why a million Kikuyus may vote for Raila




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    HUNTING FOR VOTES: Raila has taken his case directly to the Mt Kenyan electorate. In recent months and weeks, he has ventured deep into Kikuyu country as well as into Meru, in Eastern Province, explicitly seeking the Mt Kenya vote.

    Kibaki's departure will free two sets of voters: The people of Othaya - who have voted him back to Parliament since 1974 - and the entire Central Kenya vote bloc.
    One of the most intractable but least scientific certainties of Kenyan politics holds that the Kikuyu, Kenya's biggest community in terms of population numbers, are congenitally incapable of voting for candidates from other ethnic communities at Presidential elections.

    The history of Kenyan Independence era electioneering, now almost half-a-century old, is cited by both experts and laymen as proof positive that the Kikuyu are Kenya's most insular, and therefore selfish, tribe.
    Among political wags of all tribes, including some Kikuyu, the community is viewed as being genetically and culturally indisposed to being led or governed by others. And this is reckoned to be whether the historical context is pre-Scramble-for-Africa, Kenya Colony or the Republic.

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  2. Rutashubanyuma

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    wakikuyu kamwe hawatamuunga mkono raila kama wajaluo wasivyoweza kumuunga mkono uhuru kenyatta..............kwa sababu za kihistoria.........
     
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    But sooner or later this vicious cycle has to be broken if Kenya is to move forward.
     
  4. simplemind

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    Wakikuyu basi watalipa fadhila baba yake Raila aliyomfanyia Jomo Kenyatta.
     
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    Its high time Kenyan politicians stop dividing people on their tribal basis/background, why should people vote for corrupt leaders just because they come the same tribe?. If there is anything to be learnt from the last general election this should be on top of the list.
     
  6. MaxShimba

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    I don't think Kikuyu will give him a vote. Those are wishful thinking.
     
  7. Lonestriker

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    This is just business for the papers,I mean how do you sell your paper...by publishing out of the stories and articles like this.Nothing has changed in the voting pattern of kenyans.
     
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