Politicians are known to be drawn to large audiences because they provide them with the numbers they need on election day. They have always planned their attendance at Church and burial services so that they may be given the opportunity to market their ideas.
It is a major setback for them because the referee for the August election, Wafula Chebukati, has issued a strong warning to all contestants, failing which they may face difficulties.
According to a story in the Taifa Leo daily, Chebukati has warned politicians from holding campaigns near churches and funerals, stating that if they do, they will be prosecuted. He also cautioned them from promoting hate speech narratives that could destabilize the situation.
“IEBC yapiga marufiku Siasa makanisani na mazishi mbali na kuonya dhidi ya uchochezi,” according to a section of the study.
This is a major setback for Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto, who have typically held their campaigns at churches and funeral ceremonies, which draw large crowds.