The breaking news is that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after the Supreme Court ruling had to within 60 days to hold new fresh elections. Since the first election were officially seen as nullified, however, the election will get a rocky road as the only candidates on the ballot is incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party and opposition leader Raila Odinga from the National Super Alliance (NASA). Therefore, the elections hold on 8th August 2017, will now get the new date of 17th October 2017.
This will not look or be seen as good. The elections race will be a troublesome affair for the IEBC, who has done nothing to change their decapitated reputation, as their records are not anew or trustworthy. The IEBC has to show every motion and tender, every single step of the way, since the IEBC did a shoddy job this August and their rigging was without boundaries. Their servers could be rigged by some hippos or be shot to pieces right now in Kisimayo, Somalia as the Kenya Defense Forces donated them there. For all we know, that could be where the first evidence landed.
Now the IEBC has taken away to the options for Presidency, is Mohamed Abduba Dida, John Ekuru Longoggy Aukot, Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo, Japhet Kavinga Kaluyu, Michael Wainaina Mwaura and Joseph William Nthiga Nyagah. All of these options has disappeared as it concerns for the IEBC. They do not matter, the Thirdway Alliance candidate Ekuru Aukot just put into the immortal dustbin as well as all the other independent candidates. They do not matter, their role is outplayed and the IEBC has enough on their schedule to have further candidates to keep on their tally.
The IEBC really wants to piss people off, and make the ones who supports these men furious. Not that they are in the same league as Odinga or Kenyatta, but honestly, the IEBC should follow protocol and give the men a second chance. Not just the ones who filled the petition. This all followed the 204th Plenary meeting in the IEBC, but it cannot been wise, it can only been hasty.
Since they give themselves no time for checks and balances, they give no time to fix and amend the structures and no, but none truth telling. They are planning to wing-it and spin-control it into oblivion. The servers, the ICT management, the ballot-tenders, the training of Returning Officers, the update of trustworthy personnel and leadership, will not have the time before the storm settling in. The IEBC will only manage similar transactions and more of the same. If there will be another computer generate President, rest assure that is possible. Since the structure and leadership is pretty much the same. Nothing new and no fresh start. Just the same old same old.
IEBC to this, to cut off participants, to abolish their place and the placement on the ballot is striking. It is insulting. No matter how big of a deal they are. Since they was there in August and should be there in October. Will the ballots be too big and the names too hard to read? What is the justification for the sudden approach, other than lazy civil servants at the IEBC headquarters at the Anniversary Tower in Nairobi.
Lord have Mercy, this cannot end well, and they will just rehash the same ideas and hope it lands on fertile land. Therefore, the soil can produce some healthy crops, but it is done without any time for consultation or advice. Certainly, the land will be spoiled and the task is massive. We can only see the headlines and the Chernobyl of wasteland. Since, the IEBC wants to again, try in secrecy and with haste, without any change of plans. They speak of revising, but how much can you revise in little of 30 days, when you have the same squad at hand; not much since they want to work the same and do the same, same same but no difference. Peace.