His controversial pledges including the legalization of bhang, prostitution, snake farming, as well a 4-days weekend have endeared him to the majority of Kenyans.
So popular has Wajackoyah ben that he is even being invited to popular nightclubs to sell his manifesto as well as help the entertainment joints attract bigger crowds.
An impromptu street mock presidential election carried out by a local television on Monday, June 27, saw the Roots party of Kenya leader George Wajackoyah come second after Raila Odinga.
In the mock street poll that was carried out in Nakuru County, Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga garnered 50 votes followed by Wajackoyah who scooped 10 as DP William Ruto emerged third with a paltry nine votes.
The mock presidential election results perhaps serve to underline Wajackoyah’s growing popularity among the electorates, particularly the younger generation.
This was not well received by sections of Kenya Kwanza allies who came out gun blazing accusing the Raila Odinga-owned television station of fabricating the polls.
For instance, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in a statement on Tuesday, June 28, called out the local television station for what he termed as biased reporting.
“KTN is an embarrassment. The fact that the owner is in Azimio doesn’t give you the Licence to carry out stage-managed polls,
“In fact, the presenter’s body language clearly betrays him. Just before that poll the presenter was interviewing people and when one said “UDA” he became so agitated,” Murkomen said.
This comes just a day after the 62-year-old presidential candidate said he was ready and willing to work with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a formation that will likely deny Ruto the presidency if actualized.
“I am made to understand Baba came from Wanga (Kakamega), so we still have his bedroom in Mumias. I am a neighbor here and as you know, I am in the race with Baba. A victory for either of us will be a win for the Western region,” Wajackoyah said.