In the past week, from 11am May 12 - 11am May 19, Jubilee Party was more talked about than the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Twitter.
Tweets referring to Jubilee were almost double (36,118) the ones that mentioned Nasa (20,960). Conversation about Jubilee peaked on May 16 while the Nasa was most talked about on May 15.
On Jubilee’s peak day conversations mostly reacted to the reduction of the price of a two-kg-packet of maize flour to Sh90, a TV interview of Deputy President William Ruto and Uhuru’s signing of the Standard Gauge Railway loan in China.
NASA’s conversation were fuelled by a rally attended by the Nasa Pentagon at Afraha Stadium where the leaders threatened to boycott the August 8 elections if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) did not commit to announcing the presidential results at constituency level and talk about Gem ODM nominations.
Twenty three per cent of the comments that referred to Nasa were positive, 25 per cent were negative and 52 per cent were neutral. Twenty two per cent of the comments that mentioned Jubilee were positive, 22 per cent were negative while 56 per cent were neutral.
A tweet does not necessarily need to be supportive towards a political party or a candidate to be included in either category.
User @MisAntre said “There is no amount of filth equal to what Uhuruto gvt has done to us. None at all.”
User @Muchai_ke said: “Nasa/ODM thrives and are happy of Kenyans misfortunes from Terrorism “Mbooom” Strikes, Hunger nothing to offer #NASAYellowMaizeLies”
But user @itsTarus91 was more positive about his party. He said: Uhuruto you have all that you need to win elections. Please win them and spare us from this mediocre NASA.
User @tribelessgeorgi also struck a positive tone. He said: “We must stand together as Kenyans and vote for Raila Odinga. The country needs him now more than ever. #10MillionStrong.
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