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Kenya elections, updates at 10 days to go

Verbal fightings but confidence in peaceful vote

29-07-2022 by redazione

Ten days before the national elections on 9 August, Kenyans and the country's various productive sectors are more attentive to the verbal skirmishes between candidates and 'sparring partners' than to the chances that the two main candidates, Odinga and Ruto, may have.
Few, judging from television and newspaper interviews and opinions gathered around, believe that anything fundamental can change for Kenya between the two choices. There is no magic wand that can thin social inequalities, reduce public debt in a short time and absorb the damage of climate change that has brought hunger and livestock deaths.
The focus then shifts to the hope of peaceful elections. There is confidence, from this point of view, in the fact that for the first time there are no tribal alignments. Both candidates have deputies from the Kikuyu ethnic group, the most numerous and influential in the country.
Those involved in tourism, on the coast and in the large national parks and reserves also hope for peace.
Tourism Minister Najib Balala expressed confidence that tourism will not be adversely affected during and after the voting.

'The elections will not affect tourism and do not mean the country will be closed,' Balala told the media, 'Kenya's economy is open and the country is ready to be visited by tourists.

This and more is what Freddie del Curatolo, interviewed by national television stations to express his views on the link between elections and tourism, talks about in this in-depth video ten days before the vote.

GOOD VISION! (video in italian language)

 

 

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