However, all weak-willed advocates of change must be reminded that the oath is the only action that can make any meaningful statement against the systemic electoral fraud and impunity in this country. Change never comes easily or as quickly as we would want it to. It needs relentless people to push for it. If the issue of electoral justice can't be addressed now, then we can as well forget about any free and fair elections in future. Of course, that will be a sure ticking time bomb whose explosion we are just postponing.
The Machiavellian brand of politics practised in most African countries and many other regions globally demand that the king moves with speed to completely vanquish or at least permanently checkmate the kingmaker immediately after taking over office. Jomo played this card on Jaramogi, Moi owned it and unleashed it at will, while Kibaki perfected it on Raila (his kingmaker) when he rubbished the 2002 pre-election MOU, which saw him kick Odinga and company out of government.
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.
The archaic notion that dishing of top posts to individuals from various Kenyan communities benefits their entire communities is too outdated to sell in 2017. Uhuru cannot be allowed to launch rightfully qualified individuals employed in his gov't whenever he goes to Kisii but launches multi-billion projects whenever he goes to Central Kenya or Rift valley.
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.