Charman Chebukati threw a spanner in the works when he came out guns blazing to address Kenyans directly and expressed his frustrations as the IEBC boss. He confirmed that the IEBC is under siege with some commissioners serving vested political interests. An unusually assertive and visibly frustrated Chebuakati revealed that most of the decisions he has made before, as IEBC chairman, have been quashed by some rogue and irredeemably partisan commissioners! He also made it unequivocally clear that he will no longer tolerate situations where some of his commissioners who are not lawyers keep pushing him to accept actions that are against the law.
We either choose to clean the mess in our electoral systems once and for all, if we are to avoid a bungled election in future, or make botched elections the norm rather than the exception. we must make stealing of an election a very expensive, draining, distressing, mind-boggling and horrifying affair that the mere mention of the phrase "Bungled Election" will make people flinch and want to scatter. We must make it so terrifying that before any IEBC officials even contemplate of botching an election, they will be shaking like leaves in the wind and peeing in their panties.
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?
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.