The Tyranny Of Numbers Featured
Will the March 4th race to State House be a walk in the park for Jubilee coalition’s Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate, William Ruto? Well a renowned political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi, citing what he hypothetically calls ‘the tyranny of numbers’, says the IEBC voter registration figures give the Jubilee coalition a head start, with 6.2 million votes, against the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy’s 2.8 million votes. The figures are based on ethnic raw figures. Ngunyi, in what could trigger heated political debate, opines that Odinga ‘slept’ during the voter registration exercise, while his opponents mobilised their supporters to register, and that he should focus his energies on stopping Kenyatta and Ruto from clinching the country’s top job in the first round. Francis Gachuri looks at the figures.