Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all #Paul's badges.

Let us all participate in our Kenyan AGM on Monday

28 February 2013, 16:31Paul Orodi

Kenya is on the last lap to make a system change in its governance structure.

This is a very crucial stage in any organization’s journey and without a doubt Kenya falls in that bracket.

With a new constitution as a policy guide, we are heading to the polls to make a decision as shareholders to decide who is best to implement the laid out policies in order to ensure a successful development or progress.

Laid before us are eight people who have decided to offer their services in order to ensure we achieve our goals or objectives.

Seven men and one lady, not a bad outfit but I think a lesser number or more women would have painted a more glamorous package.

These persons have been interviewed on live national television and as I write this article they are to be grilled once more tonight.

The body we, shareholders, have contracted to carry out a fair exercise of managing the election process is in play to ensure success on their part.

As a citizen who is able to view politics and governance at a national stage, I think they will not let us down.

The systems put in place to ensure the process is without flaws are just magnificent.

Vote tallying will be conducted at constituency, county and national level and the commission has also mechanized the system to ensure data is secured through information technology systems that are highly secured by Safaricom Company technicians and machinery.

At the polling station, there are procedures to be followed by the voters so as to ensure a secure and smooth process.

Finger print detectors and clerks to verify other data is without a doubt a strong measure to ensure no double voting or rigging.

However, with all the measures taken by the independent body, there is word going round that the polls might be rigged.

That is not for me to know or determine because as a shareholder, I have granted authority to certain bodies to ensure that any hitches that are caused intentionally are dealt with through appropriate laid down measures. Bodies like the judiciary, the attorney general, the director of public prosecution and the police.

I expect that all these bodies will be in action to ensure that I am not taken for a ride by anyone at whatever cost.

With the recent formations that I have witnessed as a citizen, I think we are able to conduct a process that is cushioned on every side.

What remains now is to decide as shareholders whether we will be a calm crowd and not throwing chairs and AGM pamphlets.

It is very important that we as a people ensure that we conduct ourselves in a manner that shows our solidarity in all the bodies we have mandated to handle all corners of the journey. When you own something, it is only natural to value it.

As a Kenyan citizen each one of us has a stake in this country.

In whatever way - whether you are a wealthy person or a peasant, the fact that you can walk freely in this country and perform any activity to benefit you whether financially or emotionally gives you the right to own a stake.

The government is formed from your consent but now on a very minute scale, you have a say.

This gives you pride and prestige to share in the resources and the protection allocated or provided by the government, in a company it is dividend.

With all these parties - the shareholders, candidates for management at whatever level, the election management body and the bodies that will ensure a smooth process in play - I personally think I should watch the process and see what happens.

We should all pour out in numbers come March 4th to ensure we make a decision that reflects our aspirations for this country, we as individuals and our descendants who will come after us.

This is our moment of decision and the only way to test the structures you have contracted to run affairs is by participating in a process that they will all bee involved to produce a result or assessment report.

If you have a vote please do Kenya an honor of casting it come that very day, I sure will cast mine the earliest and sit back to watch what transpires.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Governors want to control agricul...

The crops levies and charges should be collected by counties so that they can be utilized for improvement of agriculture at the county level. Read more...

Submitted by
All public primary schools to hav...

The Rural Electrification Authority has assured that all the 22 782 public primary schools in the country will have electricity either by solar power or grid energy by July 2015. Read more...

Submitted by
Waiganjo's case postponed due to ...

A fraud case facing the fake cop Joshua Karianjahi Waiganjo in the law courts has been postponed to next month. Read more...

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
Man, 27, drowns daughter after qu...

Residents of Muramia village, Nambale sub-county of Busia County woke up to a rude shock when they found the decomposing body of a two-year-old girl in a nearby river who was allegedly killed by her father following a domestic squabble. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Lusaka unwilling to state referen...

Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka is unsure of where he stands on the planned referendum by Governors. Read more...

Submitted by
Danish Govt pledges more aid for ...

The Danish Government will continue funding programs in Kenya's health sector as long as such funds are seen to benefit patients directly, the Danish Minister for International Trade and Development Co-operation Mogens Jensen has said. Read more...