Candidates are always looking for ways to separate themselves from the barrage of information, and hordes of propaganda faced by their supporters.
Uasin Gishu residents are about to witness one of the most contested party primaries in the upcoming gubernatorial nominations, now a battle between Governor Jackson Mandago and Buzeki Kiprop Bundotich, his strongest opponent.
Reports indicate that Mandago is planning to heavily rig and bribe his opponent’s team and supporters in a bid to secure his reelection. Information was leaked to the press of the incumbent holding secret night meetings with a returning officer from Ainabkoi, where his opponent hails from, but this may fall flat on his plans judging by the unbeatable plans Buzeki has.
In order to nip Mandago’s corrupt ways in the bud, Buzeki has set up an state of the art digital tallying centre at an undisclosed location, which will ensure up to the second results from every station are recorded.
Drones are also in place, ready to traverse the county, and pick out any potential issues streaming them live to the centre, where his agents are on stand by to release to the mainstream media fresh details as they emerge.
There’s no better way to turn heads and draw attention than to employ the use of drones — also known as quadcopters or unmanned aerial vehicles — to capture up to the minute footage. While campaigns have sometimes been slow adopters of new technology, drones bring a breath of fresh air to the process.
Mandago’s team will have to be on the look out and very vigilant should they be planning any ‘funny business’ as the drones are well wired to record, capture and disseminate information at the speed of light.
Anything can happen during elections, but still, it is smart to take precaution, and this is exactly what Buzeki is doing.
Buzeki is definitely a leader who knows and understands that technology is your friend, and the old ways of doing things do not necessarily work with the emerging crop of voters, especially the younger generation.