UDA, Azimio final rallies: Selfies, vuvuzelas and lots of patience at Nyayo and Kasarani

A trader at the Nyayo National Stadium on August 6, 2022. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Sixteen (16) kilometres away, though in a different constituency - Kasarani -, Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya will make his final submission to Kenyans ahead of Tuesday's general election.

Some of the attendees of the UDA rally arrived as early as 8am. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

In total, the two stadia can accommodate 105,000 people on seats. However, the duo's popularity would see this number exceeded by several tens of thousands, if their previous stadia rallies pattern is anything to go by. Some of the attendees wouldn't mind sitting on the field.

Both rallies were scheduled to start at around 10am, but, as has been the case previously, the events could delay by at least three to four hours, allowing people more time to make their way to the venues.

William Ruto's supporters entertain fellow rally attendees at Nyayo Stadium ahead of the DP's final campaign rally. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Earlier Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto had called a press conference at his Karen residence to urge Kenyans to vote for him, saying he was best suited to address the high cost of living and the country's ballooning debt.

Lynette Kerubo, a resident of Kajiado North, told The Standard that she travelled over 70 kilometres to attend the DP's rally at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday.

"As a single parent, I believe Ruto has the best policies for us. He has pledged to set aside some money to uplift us economically. I don't want to continue suffering, and that's why I'm supporting him for presidency.

Ruto's competitor, Raila Odinga, has previously said on several occasions that he and his running mate, Martha Karua, were the safest pair of hands for the country's top seat.

Gordon Owino, the look-alike of Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah, at the Kasarani Stadium ahead of Raila Odinga's final rally. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

David Mwaure of Agano Party, who is one of the four presidential candidates, will hold his final rally on Saturday in Nairobi's Eastleigh and Eastlands neighbourhoods.

Azimio la Umoja supporters being frisked before entering Kasarani Stadium on August 6, 2022. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]