The Azimio team led by the ODM boss Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua pitched tents in Kasarani Stadium with the final clarion call being on Kenyans to move out and vote blue in the 9th August General Election.
Their rivals in the nascent Kenya Kwanza political outfit equally thronged Nyayo Stadium to show support for William Ruto who takes the first stab at the presidency. This marked the epitome of all the campaigns by each camp with the two leaders anticipating the best in the presidential race.
Shortly after Raila and Ruto concluded their rallies, the IEBC led by Wafula Chebukati made a big announcement by publishing a notice signalling the end of all campaigns ahead of the upcoming election slated for Tuesday next week.
“On 20th January 2022, the commission gazetted 9th August 2022 as the general election date. The commission registered candidates between 29th May and 7th June 2022, which marked the commencement of campaigns up to 48 hours to the general election” said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
“Today 6th August 2022 at 6 pm marks the end of the campaign period. Candidates and any political parties should desist from engaging in any acts of political campaigns outside this period as this would amount to a breach of the Electoral Code of Conduct.”
Raila rallied voters to turn out in large numbers to vote for Azimio – One candidate as Ruto on the other hand rented Nyayo National Stadium with a hustler nation narrative seeking to convince voters for the last time to vote for Kenya Kwanza aspirants.
The Roots Party presidential hopeful George Luchiri Wajackoyah toured Parklands in Nairobi urging voters to embrace peace during and after the general election.
Agano Party’s David Waihiga Mwaure was flanked with his running mate nominee Ruth Mucheru in Eastleigh to drum support for their candidature ahead of Tuesday’s contest.