31-07-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
How quiet are Malindi and Watamu a week before from national elections!
Conscious tourists are arriving, accustomed residents and others who plan to return home before August.
Surely on the coast do not live the emotional tensions that are crossing the whole country as if the balloons were cylinders from which to see new splendid magic rabbits emerge that suddenly solve the ancestral problems of Kenya.
Problems that are basically those of most African nations, with the aggravating that Kenya is growing economically, commercially and partly socially, and these problems create even more visible discrepancies.
In any case, for now, the crowds crowd in the squares where political leaders promise and give their shirts, caps and corn flour, and only a few young rebels are likely to take them by law enforcement, throwing stones, and receiving smokeless smokers.
Some wounded and nothing more for now, in dozens of rallies and demonstrations, with United Nations vigilance to congratulate the Kenyan organization.
We hope that these premises will be confirmed, when the results of the vote will be announced, is expected on 10 August.
The situation between the two Presidential candidates would seem to be in perfect balance, as always said, will be undecided to move the stern.
Polls say theirs, some point out a marginal risk in favor of Raila Odinga, the challenger, the ex-socialist, what he called his son Fidel, other benefits to the present-day Uhuru Kenyatta, a young, already wealthy young adult A representative of the economic lobby that has been managing the country for years.
Coast exit polls, on the other hand, have no doubt, here will be the Grand Governor Orange Democratic Movement Amason Kingi. Neither the candidacy of former Malindi Mayor and parliamentarian Gideon Mung'aro, nor the presence of Minister Dan Kazungu (former ODM in the row of the Kenyatta Jubilee), seem to be a miracle.
The other novelty is that almost certainly Malindi will have a woman parliamentary, the Aisha Jumwa fighter who has harassed all the contestants to the primaries of her party.
The county-level ODM victory should ensure quiet days on the north coast, the few tribal representatives of the Government Party (kikuyu) working and living in Malindi and the surrounding area, usually during the elections closing their activities and returning to the village or To the town of origin. So even in the national case there was a majority affirmation, in Kilifi County there would be no one to deal with.
Peace appeals and proclamations of serenity come from the imams of the Islamic community of Malindi, who, in the wake of the 2013 peaceful elections, guaranteed not only that they would respect every result but that Muslim citizens themselves would have to be on the front line to settle and To put down any scarfs at the seats.
In short, the hot climate in the country, which is now limited to verbal, slogan and pretactic challenges, is opposed to the flat malindine calm.
For all, however, there is still a week waiting.
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