CHANGES TO TRANSFORM ELECTIONS IN KENYA
WHY DO YOU THINK WE WILL HAVE NO PRESIDENT UNTIL MID YEAR 2018 HERE IN KENYA. WE WENT TO EXERCISE OUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON AUGUST 8 BUT ALL THAT CAME OUT FRUITLESS AFTER A NULLIFICATION OF THE RESULTS BY THE SUPREME COURT. THE BIG QUESTION IS IF THE THE COURT INVOLVED, ARE WE STILL GOING TO VOTE AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT DECIDES TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT COUP. PROBABLY THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THIS RICH COUNTRY OF OURS.
General elections were held in Kenya on 8 August 2017 to elect the President, members of Parliament and devolved governments.The reported results indicated that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected with 54% of the vote. His main opponent, Raila Odinga with 44% of the votes, refused to accept the results and contested them in the Supreme Court and the results of the were subsequently annulled and fresh elections were ordered to be held within 60 days after the Judgement. The Supreme Court as well should make its second ruling in accordance with the law and not pressure from politicians in order to promote peace among all the citizens countrywide.
A famous man once said “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. – George Jean Nathan
Many Kenyans at this current state have vowed not to vote again in October but claim they want Uhuru or either Raila as their president. This will never happen if they don’t play their part in waking up and going to vote for their preferred candidate. Voting is your voice another great man said that “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kenyatta is running on the slogan of Tano tena which translates into “five more years while Opposition leader Raila Odinga has referred to Canaan, the area in ancient Palestine that Israelites considered the biblical land God promised Abraham and his descendants, to symbolize Kenya’s political journey since independence.”
At least three people were killed as violent protests broke out after the losing presidential candidate charged that the August 8 elections were hacked. Supporters of Raila Odinga in this capital city — mainly its huge slums — burned tires, smashed shacks, blocked roads and threw stones at police, yelling, “No Raila, no peace. Two protesters were shot and killed by police in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, local police confirmed. In the Kisii region in western Kenya, a police officer fatally shot a man outside a polling centre. Kenya has a history of violence marring disputed elections, and this one followed that pattern. In 2007, more than 1,100 people were killed in post-election violence. I urge Kenyans to take a step forward and declare no more violence in the upcoming re-election process.
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” » Martin Luther King, Jr. Therefore we should all reject this sinful acts and live as one nation and one people and we should all turn up to vote on October 26 go back home and wait for the results to be announced. By doing that we will be saving this country’s economy and the lives of its citizens. If at all these conditions are met starting from the voters to the IEBC then to the politicians Kenya will have outgrown all bad records stated to affect this beautiful and rich country.
We should all embrace this famous quote and rather use it as our slogan…… “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one” – John Lennon.