The Kenya we want! 5 politicians who met their rivals while campaigning exchanged pleasantries and went their way peacefully
Section of Kenyan politicians has demonstrated maturity in politics like what we see in Western countries. These politicians went against tradition to do what wowed Kenyans.
In Kenya, whenever supporters of rival politicians or political factions meet in the campaign trail, chaos is usually what follows. The level of intolerance in Kenyan political scene is sickening.
But there have been events that indicate we are heading in the right direction; politicians meeting their rivals in the campaign trail and exchanging pleasantries instead of fighting.
Below are the few politicians who have demonstrated maturity:
Kakamega governor who is seeking re-election on ODM ticket was lauded after he was seen waving and exchanging pleasantries with Jubilee supporters while on a campaign trail in his county. Oparanya asked his supporters to desist from witch hunt and hate.
Jubilee candidate for Nairobi senatorial seat lit up social media when he posted a photo of his interaction with Nasa supporters.
“Stopped to say hi to these NASA supporters who were heading to their own political engagements earlier today. Great interaction. #SiasaSafi” Sakaja tweeted on July 15th.
Boniface Mwangi and Jaguar
Jubilee candidate for Starehe parliamentary seat Charles Kanyi Njagua alias Jaguar and Ukweli Party candidate Boniface Mwangi met during their campaign trail at Kariokor market.
The two celebrity politicians had a friendly chat and even Boniface gave Jaguar a copy of his manifesto before each camp went on their way to campaign.
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero who is seeking re-election on ODM party ticket caused tongues to wag when he interacted with Jubile supporters on Friday, August 4th.
Kidero ran into Jubilee supporters while he was campaigning in Embakasi and he ended up waving and exchanging pleasantries with residents who bore Jubilee-branded shirts.