………The aftermath of the October 26, presidential election rerun ……the overview of the situation in the country is telling and is fixated on the bitter controversy over the elections. It is evident that our country is very polarised…..

…….The aftermath of the October 26, presidential election rerun ……the overview of the situation in the country is telling and is fixated on the bitter controversy over the elections. It is evident that our country is very polarised. We can see and feel it and it might get out of control. It is, however good that everyone is talking about reconciliation.

We are stoking violence and skirmishes in front of our own eyes. The situation in the country looks volatile and desperate where we are staring at the ugly ghost that normally haunts us as a nation.

The repeat presidential election is now behind us but there is heightened political tension and nervousness over the state of the nation. And, all over the world, elections are known to cause divisions amongst the electorate. The repeat presidential election tested our democracy and posed a significant threat to our unity as a people.

And, it hasn’t lost on us what transpired after the 2007 general election which unfolded our ugly chapter as a country…..the post-election violence.

Introspective of this, it is a matter of concern that one side of the political divide wants to take us through that journey again. They are ignorantly stoking skirmishes which will ultimately result in violence if it’s contained.

And, Kenyans aren’t ready for another round of political violence because they know very well where it will lead them to.

Most Kenyans are now fed up with the current political drama. The prolonged noisy, and, protracted electioneering periods proved too cumbersome for the Kenyan and the country. An election process which was meant to have closed its chapter a long time ago has prolonged for the umpteenth time and the matter hasn’t being settled yet.

An election process which was supposed to run smoothly and unite Kenyans as they exercised their democratic right ended up flaring up the country. Court litigations, street protests, propaganda, election boycotts, wanton destruction of property, injuries, deaths, political tensions and uncertainties and stoking of violence have to be the hallmark of this year’s election.

The eventual withdrawal of National Super Alliance presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, from the contest came as a shocker and fueled more tension which was the subject of discussions. His move threw the country into a spin which left his supporters in limbo and stranded like lost sheep.

And, the aftermath of it all is that this whole protracted and prolonged electioneering period has left the country as divided as ever. The country is divided along ethnic-tribal lines which happen to be the bile that burns us.

Political propaganda and backstabbings are always at play in our political system which mostly fuels political uncertainty. The Kenyan citizenry isn’t tolerating, embracing and accommodating each other.

Right now some regions in Nairobi have flared up in skirmishes and it is a matter of time before it blows up to a full- blown political violence. And, politicians are to blame for stoking these skirmishes. Kawangware is on fire and political tensions are rife where some people have died, scores injured as wanton destruction of property characterized the situation.

And, as Kenyans what we need is unity to heal the wounds of division in the country arising from elections. This will enable the injection of a breath vitality into the ailing economy. We need to see statesmanship and not brinkmanship from opposition leaders.


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