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Kenya elections: Colours, multitudes rock campaign trails

Kenya elections: Colours, multitudes rock campaign trails


It’s barely two weeks to Kenya’s general election and the country is tensed from vigorous campaign trails from both the incumbents and the oppositions.

August 8 is the D-day to over 2 million registered voters to elect members of the county assemblies, members of parliament, senators, governors and the president.

Cash has been poured into technology, strategy, internal polling, office space, salaries, expat and foreign experts. Logistics includes purchase and hire of helicopters and vehicles, as well a transport and accommodation for campaign teams.

The most outstanding feature from these campaigns is the use of social media to depict throngs of people vividly dressed in merchandise like T-shirts.

The incumbent wing, Jubilee party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta has invested heavily on branded T-shirts, caps and flags. Thousands of people dressed in red T-shirts gives their campaign a new look.

The opposition, NASA coalition embrace white colour to signify peace and brighter future if elected during their campaigns.

Here are some of the trending images both from Jubilee and NASA campaign trails.

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