Voting Closed:

Ruto, Raila grand finale as campaigns end today

They will hold their final stretch at Nyayo and Kasarani stadium.

In Summary

•This will be the fifth time Raila is attempting to run for presidency while it will be Ruto’s first attempt.

•Ruto has however served as the Deputy President twice in 2013 and 2017 alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta .

The two presidential Contenders William Ruto and Raila Odinga./THE STAR
The two presidential Contenders William Ruto and Raila Odinga./THE STAR

After months of frenzied campaigns, curtains finally fall today with the last campaigns.

This will mark the end of 2022 campaigns as stipulated in the IEBC regulations with politicians making the last minute appeal to the public, ahead of Tuesday General Election.

It will be a busy day for all political players allied to different parties in the country as they pitched tents in the 47 counties.

The two leading presidential candidate’s Deputy President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza and Azimio La Umoja Coalition’s Raila Odinga will make their final call to Kenyans as voters prepare for the elections.

Ruto will hold his rally in Nyayo Stadium  while Raila will be at Kasarani stadium.

But Ruto is expected to have last rallies at Narok, Naivasha, Nairobi before finalising his campaigns in Kiambu.

The two have unveiled their manifestos to Kenyans with promises of health, Education among other goodies if elected.

Raila launched his manifesto on June 6, detailing his plan for the first 100 days in office if his camp wins in next week’s polls.

He launched the 10-point manifesto at the Nyayo stadium, flanked by his running mate, Martha Karua and hundreds of his supporters and political allies.

The manifesto is divided into 10 sections namely Azimio la Ugatuzi, Azimio la Jitihada, Azimio la Kina Mama, Azimio la Ukulima, Azimio la Viwanda, Azimio la Wananchi, Azimio la Uwajibikaji, Waste not a Single Child, Maji Kwa Kila Boma and Babacare.

This will be the fifth time Raila is attempting to run for presidency.

On the other hand, Ruto unveiled his seven point manifesto at Kasarani stadium to transform Kenya.

His manifesto focus on seven key areas; agriculture, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), housing and settlement, healthcare, digital superhighway, creative economy, service economy and climate change.

Ruto has served as the Deputy President twice in 2013 and 2017 alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta .

Both want to succeed Uhuru , who has fallen out with Ruto and instead supported and urged Kenyans to vote for Raila.

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