I just have to this, it is sad but I have to. After the Supreme Court nullified the elections and the world had told Raila Odinga, no problem that you lose, just give up and let the Jubilee win. That is initially what Kenyan Press and what the international election observers said, as they praise the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said the process was adorable and they wished it that it was their own baby. However, today it is verified by the judgement by Supreme Court of Kenya, which the Presidential Election has to be done again within 60 days. This is baffling considering the praise and the international words to National Super Alliance (NASA). That is why I have to show some quotes from these statements and report, so that the 20/20 hindsight can show their disregard of the public will and justice for each and single ballot. This cannot be dismissed, since this is also public and the organizations wants to be friendly with Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee. Look!
IGAD: “IGAD EOM has observed the process of the opening of polling stations, the tallying and counting at the same polling stations of the presidential vote. Based on what it has been able to observe, the IGAD EOM preliminary conclusion is that the general elections were conducted in a peaceful, orderly, and transparent manner and in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Kenya. IGAD calls on all political parties and candidates to respect the will of the people of Kenya and to refrain from any act that might be of disruptive nature to the peace and stability of the country” (IGAD ELECTION OBSERVER MISSION – TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA – 9th August 2017, Nairobi, Kenya).
EAC: “The EAC Observer Mission would like to congratulate the people of Kenya for conducting a peaceful electoral process thus far. The Mission commends the IEBC for their professional conduct and the security agencies for ensuring that overall law and order prevailed throughout the electoral process observed. The Mission is gratified to see that isolated incidents and late opening of stations in some areas did not overshadow the peaceful conduct of the elections. As we are releasing this statement, collation and transmission of results is still ongoing in some parts of the country. The Mission hopes that the same atmosphere will prevail during the remaining stages of the electoral process” (THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY ELECTION OBSERVER MISSION TO THE 8 AUGUST 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, 10.08.2017).
Carter Center: “While the Kenyan people have spoken at the ballot box, the electoral process is still ongoing as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) continues to tabulate and finalize results. Until official results are announced, it is critical that all parties and candidates refrain from making declarations about the results” (…) “In light of these problems, the IEBC issued a statement on Aug. 9 calling for patience while the tallying process continued. In addition, the IEBC stated that the presidential results reported on the website were unofficial – the official results are those tallied at the constituencies. Citing complaints about the electronic results transmission system and other problems, opposition candidate Raila Odinga said that the tally of results at the national tally center was not legitimate and that he would not accept unsubstantiated results. Coupled with the trouble experienced in data transmission, these statements resulted in increased tension among his supporters and created concerns about a threat of violence in some areas of the country” (…) “The IEBC’s tabulation process, if fully implemented, allows for a high level of transparency and accountability. The IEBC should continue to collect and publish results transparently until the process is concluded, so that the overall integrity of the process can be verified. In addition, all parties and their agents should enjoy full access to the IEBC’s tallying processes at all levels so that any discrepancies can be reviewed and discovered” (Carter Center Preliminary Statement on the 2017 Kenyan Election, 10.08.2017).
These are some of the statements in the aftermath of 8th August 2017, after the polls and beginning of the counting. The striking similarities is evident and that the Election Observers, if they we’re either IGAD, EAC or Carter Center (USA), they saw most of the same and that they didn’t want to touch the hot-potato. They kept silent and instead praised the peace, but not the initial transparency. They did not entail the real issues of counting and tally process, which now been seen as so fraudulent, that the Supreme Court has nullified the IEBC process. With that in mind. Reading these statements today shows the placed arrogance and election tourism done by observers. Instead of writing this, they should have water-skiing in Mombasa or gone hiking at Mount Kenya. This here is insulting now. That IGAD commends the IEBC, that means that IGAD will proclaim anyone, as long as it is member state. EAC will do the same and without any doubt. Carter Center will stand by the process, because the belief in it, even when in doubt. That because the Carter Center rather stop violence, than getting justice served, therefore addressing Odinga directly in their statement.
Now that within 60 days before next Presidential polls, the Election Observers better stay home, their legitimacy is also shattered. Not only the IEBC, but also IGAD, EAC and Carter Center, better be home and not away. They have no insights or understanding of the fraud and the rigging. If not they looked the other way and praised the elections for peace, but not for procedure or justice. That is devastating, but also the mere fact. The days ahead and the new plans to hold elections will come. There will be some foreign election observer’s mission, but they have to be honest and not lie like last time. We cannot handle to see that again. You can lie once, and get away with it. However, not twice, because then it is a pattern and your devious ways are displayed. Peace.