LET’S HAVE A NON RENEWABLE TEN YEAR TERM FOR PRESIDENT TO SAFEGUARD US FROM ELECTORAL VIOLENCE
It is now a week after Kenyans went to an election. The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) released results on Friday 11th August 2017 proclaiming that the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has retained his seat against his close rival Raila Odinga. The National Super Alliance (NASA) leadership has since disputed the results. The streets outside are virtually empty through self-imposed curfew. From experience with elections almost everyone is fearing that post-election violence might occur. Most shops have been closed within my neighbourhood for fear of looting by the rioters. This is the sixth general election the country is undertaken after the reintroduction of multi-party democracy in 1991 when section 2A of the constitution that made Kenya a de jure single party was repelled.
ONCE AGAIN THE GREATNESS OF KENYANS SHINES WORLD OVER!
So the Supreme Court of Kenya has made its judgment by pronouncing itself on the just concluded presidential election! In a stunning decision that has reverberated across the world, the Kenyan Supreme Court nullified the election victory of a sitting President and ordered a new election within 60 days. Friday 1st September 2017 will go down the history of the country where a 4-2 decision by the Supreme Court ruled that the election's integrity had been tainted by irregularities and illegalities in the vote-tallying process. What is striking though is that this decision is the first of its kind in African history that an opposition court challenge has led to the overturning of an election result of a sitting president!