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  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online publication date: October 2017

C Field Experiment Radio Recording Script

from Appendices

Note that this is a rough and simplified version of the discussion that covers the main points in the recording. The discussion in the recording is in Swahili and follows this general framework, but is recorded in a vernacularway that would be familiar to listeners. As such, this is not an exact translation but rather a general outline of the discussion.

Person 1: Did you hear about the campaign rally in [insert location of survey] the other day?

Person 2: No, who was here?

Person 1: Oh, it was very interesting. A politician from [insert location] was here to try to gain support for his campaign to be a member of parliament.

Person 2: I see. What happened at the event?

Person 1: First some people from the local community spoke in support of his candidacy. There was also music and a lot of dancing.

Person 2: Ah, sounds like fun.

Person 1: Yes, and then he gave a speech to the crowd. He said that education is a big priority for him. He also said that he would work hard to bring roads, electricity, and clean water to our area. Everyone cheered when he complained that politicians have ignored us for too long and that we need jobs to make life better.

Person 2: I see. Did he mention corruption? Politicians always talk about corruption, but I wonder if they ever do anything.

Person 1: Yes, he did mention corruption. He promised he would do his best to make sure that the wananchi [the people] benefit from the country's resources, and that thieve can no longer be in government.

Person 2: Ah, I see. And does he have any qualifications? Person 1: He says that he does. He studied business at university, so he says that he can help make the economy grow.

Person 1: And after the speech, people from the campaign went out into the crowd handing out cash to people who were there.

Person 2: They handed out cash? I wonder how much they gave to people?

Person 1: My friend who was there got 500 Kenya shillings.

Person 2: Wow, sounds like a big event. How many people were there?

Person 1: About 1,000 people were there.

Person 2: That is a good turnout. I wonder if he will win the election.

Person 1: We will have to wait and see!

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