Signs of Panic? Netizens Predict ODM’s Fall in Kibra Race

With only two weeks remaining before Kibra residents head to the mini poll to elect their MP, fear seems to have gripped the second-largest party in the country, ODM, thanks to Jubilee’s aggressive campaigns in the constituency.

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For the last one month, the two political outfits, Jubilee and ODM have embroiled in a bitter exchange and confrontation that has captured the attention of most Kenyans and in specific, social media users.

What started as a sure win for the ODM candidate in the constituency that is largely considered Raila Odinga’s ‘bedroom’ has now degenerated into panic, confusion and blame games inside the orange party as the race nears home stretch.

According to a section of online users, ODM’s current blame games directed at Jubilee candidate, Macdonald Mariga, was a clear sign that the party had panicked and was in the process of losing the seat to the ruling party.

A few days ago, Mariga’s convoy was stoned in Kibra during his campaigns.  It was later alleged that the violent scenes witnessed was engineered by ODM supporters acting on express instruction from the party’s leadership.

The incident attracted angry reactions from most Kenyans, who accused ODM of sensing defeat and opting for violence as one way of scaring its main competitor.

In its defense, ODM instead blamed Mariga for ‘stoning’ his own convoy as one way of seeking sympathy votes.

Days later, ODM, while meeting with IEBC Commissioners over Kibra register claimed that KIEMs kits were being stored at Ruto’s residence, raising fears of possible importation of strange voters in the register to help its candidate in the mini-polls.

The party also accused Mariga of using deputy president’s official residence in Karen to host Kibra residents where they alleged that the team was taking voters’ IDs in exchange for money.

Jubilee Candidate Macdonald Mariga

ODM’s wild allegations caught the attention of social media users who took to their Twitter sites under the already trending hashtag to spell doom for the orange party in the upcoming mini poll.

Here are some of the trending posts from Twitter:

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