The past few months have felt like an eternity. A lot has happened and one even feels like they have been on a rollercoaster. One moment you are up the other moment you are down, and life somehow has become unpredictable.
Bittersweet moments, especially in the political field. Today we have a president then the next day the Presidential elections are nullified!
A total bomb for the Jubilee supporters.
I remember that night when the President Elect was declared the winner of the 2017 elections; Jubilations, vast excitement, whistles and ululations were the order of the night. One could not sleep, the celebrations could not allow that.
People had waited with baited breaths to hear the IEBC chairman declare the person who was to sit on the throne. This reminds me of the famous series “Game of Thrones” in which the high and might fight with tooth and nail, just to get to the Iron throne. Finally, the results were out and the, Jubilee supporters could not hold their excitement. That is allowed, it is legal.
However, their joy was soon to be short-lived. The National Super Alliance presidential candidate (NASA), filed a petition to the Supreme Court wanting the judges to nullify the Presidential elections. In Kenya, we exercise democracy and we also believe in it because it is the rule of the people of the people, by the people, for the people. After a week’s hearing the elections were indeed nullified on grounds of irregularities in transmission of results. Total shock though one could see it coming.
A repeat election was the Judges’ ruling.
A huge political game-changer. I mean, Kenya found a place in the history map. All eyes were glued to Kenya, a good and a bad thing to the jubilee supporters who recently protested outside the Supreme Court and several towns over claims of ‘stolen victory’. The judiciary storm to be specific. Thousands of jubilee supporters were brave enough to express their dissatisfaction with the judiciary. They were seeking removal of Supreme Court judges, on allegations of being compromised.
“We want President Uhuru to be sworn in without further delay because he won the August elections” said a protestant outside the supreme court.
One cannot go ahead and just blame them. It is their right too. Take this analogy, one has a girlfriend, he proposes to her and she says yes, because they are so much in love. The parents as well say yes and even bless the union. On the wedding day, the same parents who gave you their daughter for marriage, refuse to walk her down the aisle, for you are no longer fit for their daughter, claiming they heard rumors from their friends that you have another family. So the wedding cannot happen. If it were you what would you do or rather feel knowing too well that it is a false accusation?
How will your family and friends react?
One is bound to react more like the Jubilee supporters. It will not go as far as barricading roads or ligting bonfires but one can agree the anger is the same.
Despite the fact that, the Presidential elections were nullified, Kenyans still have a second chance to repossess their victory, and their favourite leader, H.E Uhuru M. Kenyatta will lead this country to prosperity.