Politicians have used a variety of strategies, including dishonest ones, as the August campaigns near their conclusion.
Deputy President William Ruto is one such politician who has turned to deceiving Kenyans in order to stay in the public eye.
Moses Kuria, the MP for Gatundu South, said in an interview yesterday that Ruto recruits crowds to fool Kenyans into thinking he has a sizable following.
He added that his rivals in the UDA organization also employ crowds during rallies.
“What my rivals do is utilize buses and lorries to convey their supporters to their campaigns so they can support them. As a result, market dynamics are distorted since you are unable to determine whether you are receiving genuine support on the ground, according to him.
The Gatundu South legislator also said that UDA top brass had planned to thwart his campaign, similar to what was seen last week when Kimani Wamatangi’s supporters and those of former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo battled.
He claimed that they were coerced into supporting Wamatangi of the UDA by Ruto’s running companion, Rigathi Gachagua.