Sonko's move to appoint Miguna Miguna is a bold flash of the middle finger in the eyes of the Mount Kenya fraternity which has been silently but viciously fighting him in Nairobi. But he isn't alone in this scheme. Sonko is a valuable player in one of the two emerging Jubilee camps. His political godfather in Jubilee is well known. Sonko is one of the main strikers in the Hustler team.
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 uneasy calm that has engulfed the country feels more ominous than a nation whose people are loudly quarrelling and calling each other names. Rather than sweep such deep-seated disquiet under the carpet and tell people to "move on," as if all is well, wise people would rather address the matter of a bungled election (read a stolen election) conclusively. Otherwise, the disquiet that we are experiencing now might make the country to dangerously implode at some point in the near future.
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?
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.