Olive: Watching The Kenyan Election Felt Like Watching The US Election




The recently concluded elections in neighboring Kenya peacefully awed many Ugandans.


Throughout the campaigns, the country did not register military deployment in the streets or harassment of the opposition members. None was arrested, jailed, or had to dress up in a bulletproof vest to protect themselves from police or army bullets.


Ugandans also wondered how the election in Kenya happened without the suspension of social media and the operational mobile money.


More still, many are surprised that no house arrests, and tear-gassing of opposition members after the election results were declared happened.


“Watching the Kenyan election felt like watching the US election. Seriously, Kenya is like the US of East Africa,” remarked Olive Najjuma, a presenter of The Fatboy Show on RX Radio.


Her co-presenter James Onen citing the articles and pictures circulating on social media of President Museveni in a meeting with President-elect William Ruto complemented that perhaps Ruto should mentor Museveni.


A caller of the Show Mrisho said Kenya has set an example of mature democracy that Uganda should copy from. “As Ugandans, we got something to learn from the Kenyan elections. It was all peaceful, and people had a normal election should be,” he said.


Further delving into why Raila Odinga 5 time presidential candidate failed, Mrisho believed that the Kenyans wanted a youthful President to lead the country.


More than 14 million Kenyans took part in the voting process that happened on Monday 15 August 2022. Deputy President William Ruto emerged the winner of the Kenyan Presidential election in a tight race against long-time opposition leader Raila Odinga.


The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.


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