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Opinion: Why is Kenyatta afraid of free and fair elections? Well, because at this point he couldn’t win one!

I know, I know, sometimes I am late to the party, sometimes I scan through things, but in the recent days and with the news unfolding in the background of the constitutional crisis Uganda. Most things has shadowed that. But with a little consideration, I had a revelation. A starch one for me, I might be late and forgive me, but at this point, the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto cannot win in a free and fair election.

It makes perfect sense, it really make sense of how it’s been since the Supreme Court ruling and the nullification. The nullification came on the matter of computer algorithms that couldn’t be proven or had any basis on the possible transmitted results from the polling stations. The tally came from nowhere and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced Kenyatta the winner. Though the Court Justices at the Supreme Court saw it as a mischief and electoral malpractice that wasn’t following the codes and procedures in the law and in the Constitution.

So here we are today with a build-up to a second round of elections. National Super Alliance (NASA), Key Opponent Raila Odinga and Deputy Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka are gearing up their demonstrations and wanting to reform the IEBC. This is happening while the incumbent trying to rally again and as much as possible on short time. Just like he did in the days ahead of 8th August 2017. This has alle been seen before, but more dire this time. NASA is using their time making sure the provisions of the laws is hold and that the IEBC are up to standard, which they we’re far from during the previous election.

So we can know something by just these acts, as well as all the spreading of hatred towards the Supreme Court from the Jubilee Leadership, while they have worked to defend IEBC and it’s leaders. This is what is striking, one institution are wrong for stopping the incumbent a second term, the other institution cheated them from it, but is still valid to do it again without any concern of reforming it. It shows that the Jubilee doesn’t care how they win and if it takes rigging. They don’t mind the rigging at all. It serves the purpose, they stay in power by any means.

Kenyatta cannot win without rigging. Without some sort of foul play, without use of state funds and civil servants, cabinet secretaries and all sort of digital manipulation to get the results in his favor. It seems so obvious. Since he has used his time in office to enrich his cronies and his people. That is why the Jubilee government had in its time more than plenty of grand corruption cases and misuse of state reserves, which shouldn’t be accepted anywhere.

Still, even with this track-record and lack of keeping up with prior promises. Kenyatta still believes he is the righteous one, that all Kenyans will naturally back. Like he is perfect leader and the one who can control the ship. Clearly, the PR gigs and memos make it golden, but when you start to look. The picture is distorted and the evidence of work is often lacking. Its sprinkled quick work with a heavy bill, without any consideration of the tenders or the users. That is why the Hospital Containers or whatever they we’re meant to be. Is still on the stockpile and not out in the districts and counties.

That is the old news, but the new news, that has been steady all through September 2017 is the lack of understanding, lack of tact and also grasp of why the Jubilee lost in the Supreme Court. It was the IEBC who lost the case and had to restart a new election. Still, they have kept the same heads and changed a few, but not to make it trustworthy. As long as the IEBC Secretariat is of the same people, they might try to pull of the same trick as before. Even as the suppliers like OT-Morpho, Safaricom and others has proven to partial. Also, Jubilee internal memos proves they are defending Ezra Chiloba and Wafula Chebukati. All of this is happening as the IEBC has taken their dirty laundry to the press. Still, even as this has happen, the Jubilee has not attacked or cared for changing it. They have kept cool and told their staff and government employees that they are suspended for traveling abroad.

The Jubilee and Kenyatta, seems to not get what that happen. He doesn’t bring hope, neither trust. Since with his non-acts towards the IEBC and the revelation of Tuju defending the IEBC. We can know that the Jubilee knows they earn on keeping the IEBC as today. They are fearing if they turned Independent in more than just the name.

Well, since it is like that, we can know that Kenyatta cannot win in fair election at this point. That is why he is not bothered with reforming or changing the IEBC. He knows that if they do as they do. He will become the President again, even if it is against the will of the people. This proves that he see no reason to risk his loss and possible end of Presidency. Kenyatta deem that unacceptable and therefore pursuit another way. Even if it means this time actually respecting all districts and making it seem like the voters are important to him. They weren’t that before the August 2017. Because he knew he would win it, just as he thought the case before the Supreme Court was stellar and could post elephants on twitter the before while waiting on the Court Ruling. Something that really insulted him and he felt betrayed by them.

Kenyatta knew that IEBC would rig for him and would serve his purpose, we don’t know to what extent or how close the Chiloba and Chebukati is to the Jubilee leadership. Clearly, close enough that the Jubilee Secretariat are defending them. We just have to wait, but we can now from the recent month, that the Kenyatta presidency cannot have enough votes or support to actually win. If he did and if he had faith in the IEBC. He would have the state of mind to reform it and wait for another announced election after the new staff and provisions, that again could given all stakeholders trust in the Electoral Commission. Instead, the trust of IEBC is lackluster, the same should be of Jubilee. Only thing trustworthy is the Supreme Court and Odinga. Since NASA has been the truth considering the problematic electoral malpractice that was done in August.

Kenyatta cannot win in a free and fair election. Deep inside him, he accepts it, but he will not say, because that is slap in his face. Peace.

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A brief look into the Kenyan Presidential Election Petition of 2017!

The heavy contested Presidential Election in Kenya are now soon starting in courts. Both parties have delivered their affidavits and evidence, either of a “free and fair” election and the other of a rigged party. This is the questions that the Supreme Court of Kenya will look into, the different evidence from the National Super Alliance (NASA) and the Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga and the Jubilee Party and incumbent Presidential Candidate Uhuru Kenyatta. This documents has been delivered before, but I will now take my favorite passages from some of the documents. Since there are interesting and sort of different than usual. I wouldn’t expect all of these words from either party. But worth taking note, since they are describing two different scenario of the same event. Not strange, considering Kenyatta wants to keep power and linger, while Odinga want justice for the voters.

Uhuru Kenyatta in his affidavit states:

The difference between the votes cast in my favour and those cast in favour of the 1st Petitioner is 1,401,286. Such a margin is significant and emphatically demonstrates the sovereign will of the people of Kenya” (…) “Despite such clear poll victory, the 1st Petitioner has continuously disparaged the electoral win and coined such demeaning remarks as computer generated leaders” (…) “The Deputy President and I are not computer generated leaders (“vifaranga vya computer”). The electoral victory was effected by the Kenyan voters” (Uhuru Kenyatta Affidavit to Election Petition No. 1. of 20017).

Raila Odinga in his affidavit states:

In particular, I am aggrieved that the conduct of the presidential election failed to meet the constitutionally prescribed threshold of free, fair, transparent, accountable, credible and/or verifiable elections on the following brief grounds;” (…) “The collation, tallying, verification and transmission of presidential election results was riddled with major procedural flaws, illegalities and/or irregularities of the nature and extent that compromised the credibility of the outcome and/or final results declared on the 11th August 2017” (…) “Bearing in mind the mischief that electronic transmission of results sought to cure and the constitutional obligation that the transmission be prompt, secure, accurate, verifiable, accountable and efficient, the unreasonable delay in electronically transmitting results together with the prescribed forms grossly affected the credibility and therefore the validity of the results purportedly declared by the 1st Respondent. Indeed the 1st Respondent’s Chief Executive Officer, Ezra Chiloba is on record admitting that as at 17th August, the 1st Respondent was yet to provide all the forms 34A and 34B – over 9 days after close of polling” (Raila Odinga Affidavit to Election Petition No. 1. of 2017).

These two affidavits shows a spectrum of difference and understandably so, since Kenyatta wants to keep power and doesn’t accept being a computer manipulated leader. This might be true, but the results delivered on the IEBC Portal is and are weird, as the IEBC has not been truthful with deliverance of counting and verifying the results. So that the NASA petition and affidavit is so critical is understandable to. Since he see the rigging and the possible fraud within the election, he can question it so since Chiloba was honest saying after the announcement of result. That the IEBC didn’t have the credibility it needed, especially also considering what even Chiloba said days after.

Like take a look at what the NASA written submission:

The Petitioners, in paragraph 23.4 of the Petition contend that all returns without the IEBC’s official stamp not bearing the particulars and signatures of the Returning Officers, not bearing the particulars and signatures of the agents, and those not borne on the prescribed forms are invalid. In paragraph 23.7.8 the Petitioners aver that a substantial number of Forms 34A and 34B do not bear the IEBC authentic stamp or at all” (…) “65. The Petitioners, from paragraph 21.2.4- 21.2.8, allege the following:

i) The information in Forms 34A is not consistent with the information recorded in Forms 34B; in the result the Form 34Bs were not accurate, verifiable, internally consistent and are consequently invalid;

ii) The nature and extent of the inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the tabulations is not clerical but deliberate and calculated; and

iii) The Petitioners aver that the inaccuracies and inconsistencies affect and account for at least 7 million votes” (NASA Written Submission to Election Petition No. 1. of 2017).

When the NASA has these rightful claims to make and measure of 7 million votes possibly tampered with in favor of Jubilee, it says the level of possible rigging. As the public themselves has scrutinized the IEBC Portal and the documentations of Polling Stations and their forms. This has not encouraged the trust of this election. Therefore, it is still healthy to read the defense from Jubilee.

My Lords, we must appreciate that the voting result anywhere in the country didn’t produce any unusual voter turnout. Both the 3rd Respondent and the Petitioner scored high in their strongholds. The advantage of the 3rd Respondent had high voter registration, which simply carried over unto the victory he scored against the Petitioner” (…) “Vide the Petition dated 8th of August 2017, the Petitioner also seeks that immediately upon the filing of the Petition, the 1st Respondent do avail all the material including electronic documents, devices and equipment for the Presidential Election within 48 hours; and secondly immediately upon the filing of the Petition, the 1st Respondent do produce, avail and allow access for purposes of inspection of all the logs of any and all servers hosted by and/or on behalf of the 1st Respondent in respect of the Presidential Election within 48 hours;” (…) “From a reading of this, we humbly submit that the Petitioner is engaging in a fishing expedition and ultimately seeking to shift the burden of proof upon the Respondents herein. It is trite law that he who alleges must prove. The burden of proof is on the Petitioners to prove the facts as alleged against the Respondents herein. A petitioner who seeks to annul an election bears the legal burden of proof throughout the proceedings. The Petitioner is required to prove such facts by adducing credible evidence in support and if he fails to do so his case must fail” (Jubilee Written Submission to Election Petition No. 1. of 2017).

The Jubilee, clearly doesn’t show much else than swagger in this take of it. Instead of coming with evidence or legal remedy, they are using political power. Nearly, saying that NASA are crying foul, instead of being truthful about the matter. That as the public even has seen so many questionable declaration forms. Like the NASA is out fishing for sympathy, however the Jubilee are really just claiming a fair win, without showing any effort of doing so.

The IEBC affidavit of Chiloba says something interesting too:

THAT I reiterate that the results of the outcome of the presidential election in the various polling stations are as contained in the Forms 34A. The inadvertent transmission of wrong images on the pubic portal did not affect or invalidate the result contained in the statutory Forms 34A” (…) “ THAT in response to paragraphs 6 & 7 of the Affidavit, I confirm that all agents at the National Tallying Centre were provided with access to the Forms 34A and 34B and given an opportunity to verify the results before declaration” (Chiloba Affidavit to Election Petition No. 1. of 2017).

I hate to say it CEO Chiloba, somewhere here in your testimony your lying, if not your we’re lying 9 days after declaration of results on these Presidential Election. Since the agents at the Tallying Centre we’re supposed to have the forms before declared results on the IEBC Portal, but alas, the state of affairs wasn’t so. Since you continued to upload the forms days after announcing the results. Something is not right and you as Chairman knows this, the same knows Jubilee and NASA. That is just a mere fact, since you cannot in the press says day after “we are still uploading missing forms” and in affidavit for the courts say “we had all forms”… There is a lie either today or yesterday, which should we believe Mr. Officer?

As we continue there are more things to look into. As the Election Petition is heavy, but this is the tiny pieces of it. Chairman Wafula Chebukati says this:

THAT it is not correct, as the Petitioners have alleged, that the Commission presided over a shambolic 8th August 2017 presidential election. No single activity/process was done haphazardly” (…) “THAT I verily believe that the electronic transmission of the results by the Commission was secure, prompt, accurate, verifiable, accountable and efficient. All the results declaration Forms were subject to verification by the candidates’ agents/representative and immediately thereafter forwarded to the National Tallying Centre” (Chebukati Affidavit to Election Petition No. 1. of 2017).

The Chairman compared to the CEO has more spunk, has more flair in his words against the petitioners, well, the Jubilee and IEBC has attacked the NASA, before they addressed national insecurity. So that just fit a pattern. Clearly, the IEBC tries to save face in this instance. Well, if Chebukati was speaking the truth, why does he counter the words of Chiloba and even Odinga? Who is lying Chiloba no.1. or no. 2. or is Odinga? It is hard to wonder who did the forms when and why they we’re announced declared, before the public results we’re done. The Portal continued to run its simulation even days after announcement of victor. So the Chiloba and Chebukati, must feel pressure to explain this in the courts.

To take another affidavit, we should look briefly a little of what Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka says:

As a result, the credibility of the outcome of the presidential election has been gravely compromised and is, on available evidence, not representative of the will of the people” (Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka affidavit to Election Petition No. 1. of 2017).

It is a serious warning of Kalonzo since he says the Kenyatta victory would undermine the whole will of the Kenyan people. There we’re many who voted Jubilee and the incumbent, also on their MPs and other positions, but the NASA believes because of their evidence that they are ones the people selected. The whole process was made to secure the Jubilee and Kenyatta again. Therefore, this is compromising the electoral process and the legitimacy of Jubilee.

This is just a little bit of it and not a deep dig even. But the clear questionable election and the petition will open more can of words, than the documents on the Judiciary Kenya web-pages. Peace.

Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu – “Where Is Our Vote” (11.08.2017)

IEBC most likely to announce Kenyatta President today, but that doesn’t mean it is right!

“I tried being reasonable, but I didn’t like it.” – Clint Eastwood

Today, most likely the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission are going to announce the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta to be the President for another stint, another term or whatever you might call it. Even if their numbers are unbalanced, and they cannot explain it in sensible way.

They have clearly not followed the Declaration Forms 34(a) or 34(b), because so many of them has differed from the results online and in the IEBC Portal. You have to be dumb to not see it and then there has been double of them. The ones uploaded without right stamps or signatures, sometimes only Jubilee operatives and not even opposition or independent agents, therefore, the forms uploaded seems dubious. This is not in respect of the voters and neither the citizens of Kenya.

This is a hostile takeover, if some IEBC Bots and some pre-installed algorithms are the ones winning the election. This is extensive rigging and misuse of the ballots. It is a charade and not a joke. If they defer and says the leaks from the NASA is wrong, while it is easy to see their documentation is out of order. Then you know the order came before the election and their job was to deliver a second term for Kenyatta at any cost.

I in the IEBC should be chopped-off and thrown to the dogs if they do so. From now on the JEBC (Jubilee Electoral and Boundaries Commission), and not whatever name it has now! Since the independence from all parties is a lie when the results fits like a glove for the incumbent, but the not released Declaration Forms from the opposition, neither their sources from the IEBC or the leaked results.

However, John Kerry and Bob Godec appall me; they are both supporting the fraudulent counting of the Presidential Election. As they are telling the “losers” to remain silent, and let the “victors” get away with it! When in reality, if the IEBC announces Kenyatta, all people should know that Kenyatta and the JEBC stole it.

We can wonder if the Sugar or even Unga Cartels ordered this sort of mess, since they are surely provided during the Kenyatta era, with fortunes and with making crisis to sponge of government donations for trading what they had in stocks. Certainly, these men and woman wants to continue their profitable government and not have someone questioning their business-model.

So I now expect during the day, a call and a memorandum from the JEBC, where the victor and thief-in-command to be Kenyatta. I don’t dislike him, I just want an honest winner and someone who can show with paper trail that he was the genuine winner. Not like now, when there are too many questions unanswered and just Pressers from JEBC and good fellas telling the Kenyans to believe in the JEBC and let it go. Because, the cartels and other providers will continue to steal from you and you have to live with it. That isn’t fair or right. That is plain simple wrong!

Raila Odinga and NASA, I support your quest, even when the International Observers put the knife through you and your campaign. However, rest assure, there are other who questions the business done at Bomas. No one should be allow the grand theft of office and get away it! Peace.

Kenya: NCHRD-K & ELOG – “Condemning the Arrest of Election Observers on 10 August 2017” (10.08.2017)

IEBC Leaked Presidential Real Time Results!

Not only has National Super Alliance (NASA) come with their own results and released them through a presser. Today, there are leaked dbo.PRESIDENTIAL_REAL_TIME from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) been released on the web.

Even I gotten the two pages. The key numbers of this document is on page number 2. Which states this that the Jubilee Alliance Party, President Uhuru Kenyatta 7,735,428 votes in this election and that NASA candidate Raila Odinga got 8,041,726 votes. This is totally 16,993,696 votes. That would mean that Odinga should be announced, if they would defy the IEBC and the government who hired them.

NASA would mean that the incumbent would step down before he had done his second term. That would differ from the norm in Kenya right now. So with this is the sort of Real Time leak shows the problems with the IEBC portal, since that one has given all way to the Kenyatta. The observers can say whatever they do, to give legitimacy to the charade, but the reality is getting clearer that there been some cooking in the kitchen without the recipe.

IEBC has really issues if they don’t comment on the leaks and the counting numbers. As the documentation are really damaging the IEBC Portal and the verification from there. This also put the trust of the election at an all-time low. Since the trust between the authorities and the parties isn’t there. The parties cannot see-eye-to-eye.

I don’t expect the IEBC to verify this ones, because the IEBC are seemingly working for the benefit of the incumbent and will deliver as promised. Therefore, these numbers might not be respected because it doesn’t fit what they have delivered and verified on the IEBC Portal. That will be smack in the face and also proving to the world that their numbers and counting wasn’t truthful.

This is a disgrace and also shows the pressure put on the chairman Wafula Chebukati cannot mange to follow the procedures of Presidential Declaration Forms and instead a pre-fixed algorithm that gives the incumbent safe victory, even if it doesn’t fit anything else than an alternative reality! Peace.

IEBC Letter to NASA Cheif Agent Hon. Orengo – “Re: Presidential Election Result” (09.08.2017)

NASA Letter to IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati – “Re: Presidential Election Result” (10.08.2017)

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