Uhuru, Raila body language
As campaigns get to the homestretch, the body language of Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga can tell much of what goes on in their mind while on the campaign trail.
He has taken a new style, he walks across podium while talking, more like a Hip hop artist working up the crowd. He rarely stands still and keeps pointing at the crowd with his finger, he seems angry with someone or something. He looks restless, hurling insults such as kimundu and muguruki at his main rival. When in a friendly county like Kirinyaga, he will come to live and laugh gaily when the crowd shouts minji minji. He is a good public speaker in 3 languages but has not taken advantage of the same. His supporters have been heard asking what happened to the cheerful leader who swept them off their feet in 2013.
His high school class master might have made this remark on his report card: A fidgety lad, quick to anger, has a sense of misplaced entitlement.
He stands still while talking, more like the country/Jazz musician, he makes body movement with his head and shoulders, he will occasionally bend forward or backwards to drive the point home. He is at ease with crowds, more like the fish is with the water. He will occasionally crack jokes and laugh along, crowds mostly love him for his riddles or vitendawili. When in good mood, his football like commentaries throws the crowd in frenzy. He is not very eloquent and stammers at times, but his supporters have taken this in their stride and seem to love him more.
His high school class master might have written this on his report card: A hardworking lad, very popular with his classmates, but he has deep mistrust of the authorities.
Do we have body language experts in the house who can shed more insight?