The Second Kenyan Presidential Debate: Two Flawed Front-Runners = A Run-OffPosted on February 2, 2013
I had the opportunity to watch the Second Kenyan Presidential Debate last night with my Kenayan friends. As an American observer, it was obvious that the two front-runners, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, are both deeply flawed candidates at this point.
If Kenyatta wins, it will means the country will spend the next 5 years in The Hague at the ICC. For Odinga, the hard question is: What have you been doing about all of these problems the last 5 years as Prime Minister?
Barring some shocking outcome, it looks like both of these candidates will get around 45% +/- 1 or 2 %. Expect Mundavadi to come in third with around 5%, and Peter Kenneth will most likely come in fourth with 2-3% of the vote. However, it wouldn’t shock me if Kenneth comes in third due to strong support among Nairobi’s young urban professionals.