RESIDENTS VOTE FOR PARTY, NOT INDIVIDUAL – ANALYST
Yet to be resolved historical injustices at the Coast are frustrating Jubilee’s effort’s to win over voters. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have visited the region many times in search of votes. The two have commissioned projects and won over some Cord loyalists. Some political analysts say Coast residents are loyal to a party, not individual. They say Jubilee is associated with injustices residents have faced since Independence. Some residents have said huge chunks of land has been grabbed by state officials, and until it is reverted, Jubilee will not get support from Coast. “Despite the state issuing title deeds, a lot of grabbed land is still with officials,” Professor Hassan Mwakimako of Pwani University said last month. Political analyst Daniel Aswani said very few supporters will be willing to follow ODM defectors to Jubilee.