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Solve Ugali crisis! Raila, Ruto supporters say ahead of mega rallies

The nation has two days to reflect, set aside the mudslinging and slurs and vote wisely on Tuesday.

In Summary

•Their last words will be driven home in the Mother(s) of All Rallies on Saturday.

•The nation then has two days to reflect, set aside the mudslinging and slurs, consider the issues and what really matters to them and to the Republic of Kenya.

Azimio presidential supporters at Kasarani stadium./EZEKIEL AMING'A
Azimio presidential supporters at Kasarani stadium./EZEKIEL AMING'A

Supporters of DP William Ruto and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga have asked their leaders to address matters of maize flour.

Speaking at Nyayo stadium on Saturday, Ruto supporter said they expect the DP to address the rise in cost of living.

“We are expecting that Ruto will address issues of Ugali. That is why I have used maize flour and rubbed it on my body today," he said.

With the white flour all rubbed in his body including his face, the man said he wants Ruto to lower prices to Sh50 up from Sh200.

A bus carrying Raila supporters to Kasarani stadium./EZEKIEL AMINGA
A bus carrying Raila supporters to Kasarani stadium./EZEKIEL AMINGA

Another supporter said they were excited to see Ruto and they wanted the DP to expound on his manifesto.

"Unga has become like bhang in Kenya. Its not easy to get this commodity which is leaving many questions in our minds. But we are hopeful that Ruto will address this issue," she said.

Another supporter said: "I was here very early in the morning. I paid for my travel here and today I expect Ruto to come here and tell us what he has for us."

During his morning brief, Ruto said from day one in office, they will tackle the cost of living so that everyone can afford to go about their lives.

 

Traders selling goods at the entrance of Kasarani stadium./EZEKIEL AMINGA
Traders selling goods at the entrance of Kasarani stadium./EZEKIEL AMINGA

"We have agreed to reduce the cost of doing business. We have agreed to tackle run away corruption including State capture," he said.

Kenyans trooped to Nyayo Stadium ahead of the Kenya Kwanza rally where DP Ruto is expected to lead the final campaign.

On the other hand, Raila supporters also urged for peace saying they are tired of violence.

“We are here to hear what Raila will say about a peaceful elections and the rising cost of living,” supporter George Oaga said.

"Transition should be peaceful. Raila is talking about single mothers, let him also tell us about single fathers like myself," he said.

Raila's supporter./EZEKIEL AMING'A
Raila's supporter./EZEKIEL AMING'A

Oaga said they want to hear more about free education system as promised by Raila in his manifesto.

In his manifesto, Raila promised a free education from nursery through college, university and skills training.

Another supporter Tatu Mweni from Kilifi said she was happy to be at Kasarani stadium.

"We know our children will read and read and read. And because Raila has said education will be free, my child will go to school without hitches. I am here to see Raila live," she said.

Another supporter said she was happy with Baba Care programme which seeks to revolutionise the health sector by giving all Kenyans a chance to access affordable, quality and free primary healthcare.

"We pray that we reach Canaan as promised. If this happens, our lives will be smooth,"  the supporter said.

Security check./EZEKIEL AMING'A
Security check./EZEKIEL AMING'A

Justina said: "We want Raila to win, so that every child can read and go the university."

Raila's supporters also trooped Kasarani stadium as they danced to the music.

The punishing campaign comes to an end on Saturday and presidential contenders have crafted what they hope will be heartfelt,  indelible messages that voters will carry to the polls.

Their last words will be driven home in the Mother(s) of All Rallies on Saturday.

The nation then has two days to reflect, set aside the mudslinging and slurs, consider the issues and what really matters to them and to the Republic of Kenya.

On Tuesday, they cast their votes in the do-or-die contest.

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