Later this year Kenya is to witness a general election, and for the first time it is suggested that ICT is to play a key role. Presidential candidates are trying to mirror the success of their US counterparts in trying to both gain funding as well as support by turning to the Internet. In an article by Kairu Kamuri in Kenya's The Standard presidential hopefuls are advised:
Those who will be using these tools must also not forget to pick on those that will serve them well. The best consideration should be based on factors such as cost, the area to be covered and ability to reach out to the anticipated people. It would be unnecessary, for example, for a councillor in a remote part of the country to campaign using the Internet and sit back pretty hoping to win the election. In the same vein, no serious parliamentary aspirant presenting himself or herself for this year’s election does not have a website to sell his or her ideologies and vision because this is the way to go.