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Vol 63 No 16

Published 4th August 2022


When the political descends to the personal

An election campaign focused more on insults than policy is doing little to calm fears about disputed results

Ahead of the 9 August presidential elections, former prime minister Raila Odinga has eked out a narrow opinion poll lead over Deputy President William Ruto in recent weeks, but neither candidate would command a clear majority in parliament, according to the latest surveys. These findings suggest scope for serial disputes, especially if the results are close. There are also likely to be fraught negotiations after the elections to put together a working government.

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