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.
The masses thrive on the false hope dished out to them after every election cycle; that the future will be brighter. They have also come to believe that if they pray harder, all the problems inflicted on them by the political class will miraculously disappear. The political class knows this too well and like the rat, they wouldn't want us to awaken from our deep slumber. So they encourage us to pray more and ride on the false hope that things will somehow change while they continue taking advantage of us and plundering our resources even more. Not that prayer is bad, but it must always be followed by necessary actions in order for things to happen.
Both are protected by the Constitution and must be equally respected. However, in my opinion, we would rather miss the date than compromise the credibility of the entire exercise. It is much safer to miss the date than hurtling into a shambolic election that we might all regret forever.This is not about the NASA and JUBILEE political front runners in this election. It's about the safety of the 43 million plus Kenyans.