AN OPEN LETTER TO ISSACK HASSAN AND IEBC COMMISSIONERS It’s time It’s time for you to step down and let the country move forward, how many more people shall die, get injured, businesses destroyed? There are serious doubts over IEBC’s ability to preside over a free election in this country, without the results being clouded with doubts. It you have not noticed the political debate is no longer about whether you will leave but the mechanics of your exit and how to replace you. Forget the politics; forget the protests-the ultimate truth is your exit is already a foregone conclusion. It is a matter of when not if. Do the honourable thing. EXIT Save the government the tear gas and the bullets; save the protesters the energy and tears and the country the pointless drama. Do the honourable thing. EXIT Put country first; The country is Greater.
May this day be a reminder of everyone’s duty to build a better Nation. There is more that unites us than divides us. Happy Madaraka day!
THE NYS SCANDAL IS TEACHING US SOMETHING The NYS scandal is an eye-opening experience. We are watching a house of cards crumble right in front of our eyes but there is more to the NYS Scandal than just drama. We are being schooled. We are being taught that we need to make better choices. This is what happens when we choose leaders based ethnicity-they take our country to the cleaners and think they can get away with it. We are being taught that when power is accountable to the tribe it is the treasury that suffers the most. And when the treasury suffers poverty thrives. We are seeing how various leaders betray us; we are being shown how little respect our leaders have for our taxes and for us-we must watch and learn. We are being shown how our leaders convert tribalism into cash-this is what happens when the polls close and the voters go home. This is possibly just a tip of the iceberg. We probably have no clue about the depth of corruption in government but we certainly know the cost. We see it in our unemployed youth, and in the state of our schools and health facilities. The scandal is teaching us a lot of things; the question is how long we are going to be in class-the choice is ours.
Since the last elections, Kenyans have been confined to two coalitions. This has left no room to other schools of thoughts. Very strange then, when one supports either of the coalitions, he is immediately branded a traitor or a tribalist. Each one of us is entitled to a democratic choice. Elections come and go, as a voter, you have a choice to evaluate on the candidates and exercise your democratic right in voting.