Wednesday, 5 July 2017

First time Kenyan voter chronicles

Welcome to my most likely highly flawed view on politics. With nearly a month to Kenya's general election, this series which I hope I will follow through with, because y'all know how I am on the consistency front, is a voice of another confused under represented, under informed, misinformed Kenyan millenial youth.

Let me paint out the path I hope to take, mostly for me to have a feasible plan and consistent content. It is only logical to start from the very beginning. My voter registration process;did I register, why am I even voting? Did I  seriously think that my vote would change Kenya's course? Do I still think that ?Losing my voter's card because that happened.Verifying my voter info., you know the IEBC works.

Party primaries #wharrathose? The drama that came with it, the dawn of independent candidates, 2017 parliamentary candidates.Presidential and gubernatorial debates, my take.2013-2017 Jubilee government and opposition; what have they done for me since then and lately?

What I expected of the campaign season;manifestos, build up events the kind where I get to know off parliamentary candidates and they get to know my/our needs , voter education and lack thereof (just being brutally honest here), leadership and integrity is it just a show?

The problem with us youth, is there even an active voice for marginalized groups in Kenya i.e women and youth or are we just afraid to say the 'O' word, over representation.

Some other things, will probably crop up within the course of this month, but it will ultimately lead up to the decision I made on whether I should vote or not, what my first time voting experience was like, what is the real climate in the 2-5-4 pre and post general elections and I mean the real climate NOT the international media's take.

Disclaimer: Because my personal documentation of my journey to the ballot is going to be in the somewhat public domain let me make this clear, this is going to be a documentation of my antics as a first time voter. It will not be a broadcast of my political references or affiliations (because I have none). It will probably be a what I expected, what you fellow or soon to be first time voter should expect. If anything, I will steer clear from opinions when it comes  to politics, because what I say on here can be hurriedly misconstrued as hate speech.

This leaves ol' girl over here to tread on less ground than had been anticipated, but we still have some stable ground between my feet and the earth's core so imma have to work with what I have.

Have a good one!       

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