Although the First Lady said Mugabe sleeps “with one eye open”, there are no threats to his rule from outside the party. Age is his only real challenger.
In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.
The most reliable polls still give President Uhuru Kenyatta a strong lead of around 6%, but the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, has the greater momentum.
The 2017 presidential poll is likely to be the final duel between the Kenyatta and Odinga dynasties. The two families have dominated Kenyan politics for more than half a century.
Hichilema called the results “a coup on democracy”
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