Have you ever wondered why so many people run as members of parliament in Kenya but they fail in elections. Here is an advice on how to increase chances of being elected as an MP in Kenya:
Most of those who get elected as MP’s know the major secret. The most fundamental thing for any person who wants to get elected in Kenya is to choose their party wisely. Party politics play a crucial role in elections. This means that a candidate for elections must get the ticket of the party that is dominant in the region one comes from. This is so because every region has a kingpin who to a great extent has a say on who gets the next post. This is the very nature of politics which has been rooted deeply in our societies and any person who wants to increase their chances of success must agree with this reality although it is not a direct guarantee of being elected because in some other instances, independent candidates and those from other parties do win.
Also, any candidate who wants to get an elective post must have high integrity which has not been questioned by any court of law or institution. It has been noted that people with integrity issues are poor governors in so far as corruption in their dockets or constituencies is wanting thus prejudicing peoples’ living standards through the plundering of resources. The citizens therefore prefer those with high integrity since they are likely to be good governors whose interest is in the people. It therefore goes without saying that any person interested in running as an MP in Kenya must satisfy the integrity threshold as stipulated in Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
In addition, a person seeking an elective position as an MP in Kenya must be a good communicator. According to Richard Branson, efficient communication is the greatest skill that any leader can possess. Through proper communication, leaders are able to articulate issues on behalf of their constituents properly for the greater benefit of those they represent. A charismatic person running for as a Member of Parliament in Kenya is likely to succeed because they are able to sway the crowd and appeal to peoples’ emotions. It is therefore pertinent that those seeking to run as MPs in Kenya master the art of communication in order to increase their chances of success. Lastly, any person who wants to be successful in running as an MP must have great support from their constituency. This means that they must have good campaigners who are able to convince people to vote. Also, the campaigners must be good enough to spread their agenda in the most skillful way so that the voters are able to identify and see the sense in the agenda. Every citizen needs change. From the outset, the leader’s agenda must talk change if they want to increase their chances of success.