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Where are these presidential candidates?

While President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, are busy traversing the country in a bid to woo Kenyan voters, six other candidates have remained conspicuously ‘anonymous’.

The ‘silent’ presidential candidates are Ekuru Aukot, Abduba Dida, Cyrus Jirongo, Japheth Kavinga, Micheal Wainaina and Joseph Nyaga.

Even after being cleared by the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) to take a stab at the Presidential election, none of them has been ‘visible’ to the voter.

Independent Presidential candidate Joseph Nyaga addresses the media at his offices in Nairobi on May 24, 2017 when he formally announced his presidential bid. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
Independent Presidential candidate Joseph Nyaga addresses the media at his offices in Nairobi on May 24, 2017 when he formally announced his presidential bid. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

POSTERS AND BILLBOARDS

Their posters and billboards (if they have any) have been hard to come across. Whats more, Kenyans are hardly seeing or hearing of their political rallies, or at the very least, media buying to sell their policies.

In all fairness though, a few of the aforementioned, especially Aukot and Dida, have been spotted fielding interviews and appearing in political talk shows.

But is this really enough?

Also apart from Aukot, none of the aforementioned candidates can be considered to have a “strong” social media presence, which has been identified as an alternative platform to woo the 18 million registered voters in Kenya.

All this is happening some 45 days to the D-Day. So, what, exactly is their strategy of clinching the presidency?