*Dr. Onyango Ochieng Jr.* Advises *Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi*…
*”Dr Mukhisa Kituyi*, welcome to the world of realpolitik, outside the illusory idealism of a classroom and boardroom rhetorical flourish. This is a true story.
Sample this: Assuming Kenya has 40,000 polling stations and you just field 1 agent each, earning 2k per day, in 25,000 polling stations, you will need them for *THREE DAYS*; do the math!
Now, assuming you are to hold a well-attended rally in Nakuru. Firstly, mobilization alone will cost you anything *250K-1Million*. The money goes a week earlier into organizing. Secondly, assuming you move on the road in a convoy of about 10 Prados and a V8 to the rally. Fuel alone will cost about *200K*. You are yet to eat, and give some coins to those who performed, local leaders there who will mobilize for you thereafter etc. You have not bought them lunch at the local hotel and given them something to take home.
Boss, to fill Uhuru Park. You will need anything in the range of *5-10 MILLION* that is just mobilization. Nairobi alone has over 900 villages, where at least your major supporter should exist in at least 400 villages canvasing for you.
I am yet to mention hiring a chopper or two charging *200K* per hour to take you to Bungoma, Kakamega, Turkana, to address a rally where your team moved from Nairobi through the road.
I did not mention hiring a Pollstar to gauge your performance. The associated cost ranges from *5-8MILLION* from *TIFFA to Infotrak* etc. This is the data that will inform your political campaign strategy and messaging.
Kenya has *290* constituencies, and about *1450* wards; you will have to sponsor some of the candidates.
Turn to the media campaign, and social media army of 528/ per day then move to things like posters, banners, billboards etc!
This thing is no joke, sir. The resource needed in this race crosses the *Ksh.5 BILLION* mark by far.
This technically leaves only one serious candidate in this race; *Hon. Musalia* who seemingly has attracted stakeholders across tribes. Both the *Indian and Kikuyu* business communities are now chasing after him in the name of funding his campaign across the country.
No serious Kenyan of sober mind would want to finance a toddler who cannot even win as an MP in his own Tangareni constituency. *Ruto* is strong but he will be financially weak before 2022 based on the fact that all his financiers have been wrestled on the ground. On the other hand, *Raila* always peg his campaigns on well wishers for funding most of whom have lost hope in his presidency and have now shifted base to *Musalia*.
The money you plan to use on this race, please use its contest for the Senator of Nairobi or even the President of KEPAWU or National Parents Association or even the Chairman of the National Association of Stingy Men etc.
Ole Kiyapi invited a not-so-close friend to give him a budget of contesting for the presidency. The day the report was handed to him; Kiyapi collapsed, his legs started kicking like a donkey with epilepsy. When he woke up, his eyes were red like the red sea, he started throwing insults. Then he walked out. They never heard from him again!”