Now I understand better why the country went through a hard period after 2007 general elections. Most of us pointed an accusation finger on the Electoral Commission, but the main reason was never discovered, and people still believe rigged election triggered violence in the country.
If we remember well, opinion polls indicated that Prime Minister R. Odinga and President Kibaki were so close, and that any of them could have emerged the winner. But since Raila seemed to enjoy support country wide, some rubbished these findings terming them as malicious means to sabotage the reality. It did not take long before they faced the outcome in anger and disbelieve.
The reason why I believe President Kibaki’s re-election was genuine is the fact that it seems the crowd that Raila was enjoying had no votes –non registered voters. And I can predict the same going to happen in March 4th 2013.
Recently, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reported that they have registered majority of voters in Central and Nairobi region. By statistics, these two regions favor the Jubilee Coalition led by U. Kenyatta, S. Ruto and M. Mudavadi. Something to worry about is, are the CORD supports ready see someone other than Raila become the fourth President of Kenya?
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By now everyone having a mobile phone has received a message from IEBC urging people to go and register as voters. Voters’ registration campaign has been all over the country –through news channels, on-ground door to door campaigns, and even the politicians are preaching this to their supporters. However, it seems people are not taking heed of all these.
My reliable source has uncovered the controversy surrounding this go-slow of voter’s registration. A lot has been said about BVR-kits, but all these myths are just deceiving means to keep people in the dark. Youths in Nairobi, mostly in those areas that were severely affected by PEV are grouping themselves in readiness for another onslaught on rival communities.
It has also emerged that these people have deliberately refused to honor their democratic rights; instead they are equipping themselves with crude weapons and warning their neighbors of what would happen if CORD does not emerge the winner this coming general elections.
During those dark-days in Kenya’s history, criminal minded individuals benefited much in looting and day light robberies. In my view, they are trying to cripple this election just to have another lawless crime spree. I hope the law enforcement team is aware of this.
Great that we still have a functioning government, we have almost everything under our control. This is so special because we can use limited resources we have to rejuvenate national stability we enjoyed before.
Violence, riots and insecurity have fallen in our country for a reason we never know about. Maybe you and I remember when Kenyan troops invaded Somalia to end the reign of insurgents -alShabaab, the spokes man said his people would wage war within the country, make Nairobi chaotic and cause peace instability. Do you believe the insurgents are winning the battle against Kenya? Well, you might say ‘yes!’, but that is a wrong answer. We are to blame for everything that is happening here, and we have a solution for our problems.
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Nowadays our dimming happiness is driving the country into an abyss. We have made our minds to focus on non important things, in that we value ethnicity so much to see the reality for the good of our country.
For the country enjoying her young democracy, we must be careful how we use it, everything good has its bitter side, and misuse of political power could lead into a permanent damage that we should try to avoid at all cost.
We do not want Kenya to be a minisomalia, but we are not immune from becoming one. It all started by tribalism, as every tribe wanted leadership, then political assassinations that later turned into warlord-ism. They have payed a price for it and our intervention is bearing fruits in this war ravaged country.
Its is time, not tomorrow, not a day later! That we find a true meaning of a song we know off head, the national anthem. As you say this poem, take a time to think of its words, you will realize the prophecy behind each verse, and it is only you and I who can stop the madness of tribalism, ethnicity and all evil that hound us.
I hate evil!
Once peace was our bride, we used to say ‘A peaceful house surrounded by wild thorny bushes’. It seems that we forgot to uproot shrubs that extended excessively onto the door closing us in for good. Now that we have realized the menace that we are already so deeply into, I hope we have to rethink our strategies in dealing with these thorny shrubs.
It is not good to keep waiting for a situation to get out of hand before we take the initiative, we should strike when the iron is still hot! No violence can create peace, stone throwing and other forms of riots only causes more problems than that much needed solution. The most important thing is to have a lasting solution for insecurity. How? Well, we know how it all started, and we have to remember what went wrong – Post Election Violence (PEV) in 2007-2008. This was the first time citizens in Kenya disobeyed a direct order, disrespected the law enforcement government forces as a resulted violence claimed over 1000 people.
This kind of disobedience has a lifetime negative impact on peace loving Kenyans. Even though we may blame criminal elements among the people as the cause of insecurity, lack of fear to the police force is the main reason people infringe the laws resulting in crimes. Some says that the government is reluctant to enforce law and order within the country, others say that poorly payed police force is not effective enough in dealing with crimes. The bottom line is misbehaving Kenyans are becoming difficult to be dealt with!
Oh, do you really think foreigners -Somalia insurgents al-Shabaab- are behind insecurity in Kenya? They might, but we must remember the infamous thorny shrubs. Our porous borderline, corrupt law enforcement forces, corruption in high ranking offices made everything possible for small arms to penetrate into the country. If security measures were put in place, non of this would could happen. I hate evil!