Election date, a betrayal!
19 March 2012, 10:39
The President, Prime Minister, Judiciary and Independent
Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have betrayed the 66% Kenyans who
voted in favor of the New Constitution.
The chairman of IEBC, Mr. Issack Hassan announced that the commission had decided to hold the next
general election on 4th March
2013 was a mock to those who woke up early on 4th August
2010 to vote during the referendum and were even rained on at Uhuru Park during
the promulgation ceremony on 27 August 2010.
The two principles have severally failed to agree on a
number of issues that are of public interest forcing other parties to come in.
Failure to agree in writing to dissolve the coalition
government allowing Kenyans to exercise their democratic right means that
Chungwa Moja will still give Maisha Bora to the IDPs na Kazi Itaendelea when
they are still in the camps. Their money will be used to heavily pay those who
are angry for power for several months before the set date for the elections.
Come the campaign period, they will be sweet talked and be promised a heaven on
earth not knowing that they are being lured to voting the same power hungry
The relationship between the Judiciary and the Executive
is thought of being independent theoretically, but not practically. The
Judiciary, an arm of government formed and given powers by the constitution
failed to give a way forward; instead, it gave options and sat back.
The same constitution forms and gives powers to IEBC but
it was unable to make an independent decision as stated in the constitution, it
followed the option of the court that was supported by the President.
IEBC had repeatedly said that it was ready to hold
elections anytime in December, but it decided to choose March saying that there
were some issues that had to be considered like voter registration and the
political parties to abide by the required rules. When they were talking of the
December elections, were these processes considered or not?
It looks like Mr. Hassan only announced that Kenyans had
voted in the new constitution but he did not read what it contained. Had he
read and understood it from its drafting by the Committee of Experts to date,
he could not have announced March 2013 as the election date.
He stated that a number of people were consulted,
including writing to the two principles to dissolve the coalition, was a common
mwananchi consulted or represented by anyone during the alleged consultations,
if yes, was her voice heard?
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