Monday, March 11, 2013

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta the New President

The Jubilee coalition leader was announced the winner of the presidential race on Saturday 9th March 2013 at about 1pm after waiting from the 4th the day of elections. Raila Amolo Odinga the Cord coalition leader who followed him closely will contest the results sighting irregularities in these IEBC elections.  Some are not happy with Cords decision but it is their constitutional right to do so and if Jubilee won fairly there should be no cause to worry. This case is a test for the Judiciary to see if they can trusted therefore many are looking forward to see how the Supreme Court will handle this one.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Results taking too long

We thought Kenya is now ahead by introducing for the first time electronic voting and felt relieved that this time round rigging or manipulating of votes is now history. Now we wake up from our sweet dreams to realize we are still in the analogue Kenya and the digital one was a dream that didn’t come true. The digital one that was tried proved to be worse when votes were getting into the system at a snail’s pace, it also turned out that it cannot be trusted, how sad.

Anyway we are now getting results the analogue way, it seems much better and faster, and we have moved two steps backward development wise. Three days after elections we are yet to get the final result, a lot of tax payers’ money and time lost in this digital deal. Our children's education has been disrupted tremendously.
As we wait patiently for the outcome after being subjected to physical, emotional and financial torture by these elections, we trust that IEBC will do the justice of submitting credible and approved results to heal the wounds of past injustice done to Kenyans.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Interim election results

After queuing for hours yesterday in the new and most slow election process ever, most Kenyans voted yesterday. The turnout was big, very long queues, the weather was hot and dusty but many did not give up some even voting at night.

Now results are trickling in slowly from computers from polling centers into IEBC server and being released to the big screen at Bomas of Kenya. So far TNA's Uhuru Kenyatta is leading with 54% while ODMs Raila Odinga is at 41%, it is not clear yet because about 20,000 polling stations are yet to  give their results, but the most worrying information is the big number of spoilt votes, waiting to see if there will be any change or its already done.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kenya elections 2013

It is two days to elections, the last weekend and the last day of campaigns. Today political parties hold their last rallies, Kenyans are keen on two major political rallies CORD coalition at Nyayo National Stadium and JIBILEE coalition at Uhuru Park, I am not aware if other political parties will also hold their final rallies in Nairobi as well. For a long time we have been told this will be a two horse race and as we can see these two coalitions with rallies in Nairobi today are the horses in the race. We are also anxious about these elections because of what happened after 2007 elections, prayers where held recently candidates hugged, shook hands, apologized and we assumed they have reconciled. They also pledged to preach peace and accept the elections outcome. That was a bit of a relief and assurance to Kenyans that these elections will be peaceful. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions have also assured Kenyans of a free and fare elections.
Even though we hear stories here and there about leaflets, threats, people arming themselves and others travelling to their rural homes because of fear, security officer have been deployed all over the country to keep law and order. So now all we can do as Kenyans is to have hope as we wait for Monday 4th, vote peacefully and wisely remembering that Kenya is bigger than individuals and after elections we will move on with our lives. Fighting and insulting because of an individual who doesn’t even know you exist is useless and does not add value to people's lives.

 Kenya our Country is beautiful and peaceful let us make it even better by making the right choice on 4th March 2013.

God bless Kenya