Details now indicate that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is now even helping the Azimio La Umoja coalition with its internal coalition issues.

This is with regards to the ongoing discussion about who should represent the alliance in the county and other smaller seats in the approaching poll.

This is with consideration that it has many parties, resulting in the alliance having more than one candidate in the same elective seat in some areas, which the ODM boss Raila Odinga-led camp fears could scatter the vote and help the opponent win.

It is for this reason that the coalition, it is reported, has sought the help of the NIS to identify the best candidates in such circumstances, with the spy agency, according to The Star, having delivered.

The paper was told that the agency has already identified the best people to fly Azimio’s flag, with the next plan being showing the data to the candidates to convince the weaker ones to step down.

Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu, the Secretary General of the DAP-K party, confirmed that the plan is indeed in existence, saying that it will only be used in areas where there is danger of Azimio losing to the rival.

“Some candidates resisting the plan are assuming they are the most popular yet a number have never been on the ground. Where there is no danger of Kenya Kwanza winning, we will let Azimio candidates compete against themselves,” he said.

But analysts warn that this strategy might actually work in favour of Kenya Kwanza and it’s leader William Ruto, through its main aim is to help Raila have as much allies as he needs in parliament.

“In most areas, people have already decided how they will vote. When the candidates they support are removed from the race, they may feel betrayed and decide to vote for Kenya Kwanza,” analyst Joseph Mutua said.

This comes only days after NIS, according to Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, released data showing that Raila will beat Ruto in the top race.

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