Political parties are busy nominating their representatives for the various posts today to meet IEBC deadline tomorrow, the posts are more this time round because of the new constitution.
Members of Parliament
In the previous years elections nominations were marred by rigging and violence, this time police have been deployed to all polling stations but by midday most polling stations had not received voting papers, some parties have postponed to tomorrow nominations especially for big parties are normally disorganized, because they have many candidates fighting for the posts compared to the smaller parties. It is always easier to get nominations from the smaller parties than the big parties like those of CORD & TNA coalitions. This is because once one gets a nomination from those parties in the regions they are strong, one is assured of winning the seat in the general elections.
Looking at Kenyan politics and nominations, I normally feel pity on new candidates entering politics for the first time and putting their money in the big parties like ODM, TNA, URP, WIPER, FORD KENYA, UDF etc…. then end up losing to the big names. It’s smoother with the small parties like Eagle Coalition, FPK, Sisi kwa Sisi etc… Narc Kenya did theirs peacefully.
Many expectations, disappointments and defection will be seen, it’s the first nomination after the new constitution so we cannot expect it to be perfect. Waiting to see how things turn out.