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One would expect the president and his men to relax and take their time to plan how they can get just a little more votes to top up their already full vote basket! Surely, is the president fearing that the over 8 million Kenyan adults, who purportedly gave him an unassailable lead of about 1.5 million over Raila, will change their mind overnight and vote otherwise?
The scale of evasiveness and impunity exhibited by this supposedly independent body, especially when the Supreme Court recently ordered scrutiny of its servers and original electoral documents, is not only numbing but absolutely mind-boggling. What is even more vexing is the fact that IEBC’s impunity seems to emanate from evidently powerful dark forces that have, hitherto, firmly held the electoral body and the entire country hostage. To make things worse, the international community has proved that democracy in third world countries only matters when the Western Powers’ interests are at stake.
The just concluded polls have shown that the leaders from the two largest communities in the country are not only ready to use their communities' numerical strength to retain the country's top leadership for ages, but they are also prepared to employ the state powers and machinery, which they happen to have a firm control over, to manipulate elections in their favor.
The Jubilee administration has also been marred by numerous unresolved corruption scandals over the last four or so years. President Uhuru Kenyatta stared certain defeat in the face, in the just concluded August 8th elections. He definitely risked making history by joining the short list of one-term African presidents. None understands the pain of being made a one-term president better than one John Mahama, having experienced it firsthand a few months ago.
After IEBC's ICT manager Chris Msandu was recently murdered for very obvious reasons that have everything to do with next week's general elections, the media is awash with stories on how he was club-hopping in the company of a beautiful 21-year-old damsel in the wee hours of that fateful night! The naked bodies of the two supposed lovebirds were found lying side by side, in a thicket, somewhere in Kikuyu. It is very obvious that the young lady was used as a pawn to hide the motive of the murder.