It is five (5) days to election day, and supporters from both leading coalitions are ready to cling to any hope that their most preferred candidate will carry the day on Tuesday, August 9th 2022.
Over the past few days, a section of netizens affiliated with the Azimio La Umoja faction has been bubbling with excitement following the re-appearance of a 7-year-old Twitter post by slain controversial businessman Jacob Juma.
In the tweet currently circulating across social media platforms, the formerly outspoken government critic with deep political links ostensibly predicted the unforeseen coming together of arch-rivals Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua and long-standing opposition leader Raila Odinga to launch a remarkable bid for the presidency.
“Can you imagine the team of Raila Odinga, Martha Karua as President and deputy president respectively? Where will these corrupt gangsters hide?” the late Juma wrote on December 8, 2015.
— jacob juma (@kabetes) December 8, 2015
The slain whistleblower has been hailed as a fortuneteller after several statements came to pass, some months after his death.
Mr Juma famously predicted his death, associating senior Jubilee officials with being obsessed with his death.
He also made a prediction on the fate of IEBC commissioners and, his prognosis of Donald Trump winning the US presidential election also came to pass.
It is for this reason that many Azimio supporters have a firm belief that the latest Juma tweet to be unearthed might somehow be an indicator of how the tides will turn next Tuesday.
Below is what some of them had to say.
Now it's coming to pass …this dude was like a prophet https://t.co/g9u3N609Rq
— G Chunge™ (@martinGchunge) August 3, 2022
Heh huyu jamaa alikua prophet https://t.co/9ummDGLG8X
— dreyfus (@Dreymwangi) August 3, 2022
Jacob Juma strikes again https://t.co/pyynF7Tvm3
— Tawera: Ama mimi ndio mjinga?? (@Shad_khalif) August 3, 2022
Is dude tweeting from beyond the grave then backdating the tweets? Coz his predictions are so uncanny. https://t.co/QNuk1B5WLo
— Tamacti Jun (@PhilCruze03) August 2, 2022
This man though…this man.
I think he's a prophet not a political commentator…the kind we see giving us fake punditry https://t.co/Buui8SkWpd
— Duncan Chebon (@ChebonDancun) August 3, 2022
He saw this coming? https://t.co/wzGFfvTxpA
— Tax Avid (Try/Me)???? (@JaneIrunguKE) August 3, 2022