Ethnic herd voting mindset gives way anti-graft voting
Whereas Kenyans are known for voting along ethnic lines, it is evident this trend has been changing albeit gradually. Even though tribe will still be a factor during the 2017 elections, a majority of the middle-class and the young people have been questioning the logic behind this ethnic herd mentality and euphoric tribal voting that has not translated into social transformation since Independence. Tribe will soon be relegated into the periphery and the corruption agenda will take the centre stage. I believe that it is possible to win the 2017 general election based on an anti – corruption campaign as was the case in 2002 . The question many Kenyans have been asking is whether it pays to vote in the corrupt people who divide us along tribal lines and suffer for five or 10 years. It would be prudent to evaluate a candidate based on their character and competence and not based on their ethnic affiliation. This way, we will be a better country.
DAVID SONYE Rarieda