Hi All, well I have to post this here because it has come to my attention that our Elections which were held on March 4th 2013 are becoming...whats
the word ? - bungled.
A brief background
You may not care about Kenya and some may not really know what the fuss is ..(after all its another African Country) ..but the truth is that we had
elections last in Dec 2007 and the aftermath
was not pleasant.. the main issue
was that the election was "stolen" and that caused the violence.
The March 4th elections were to be held under better circumstances..a new electoral body
was instituted and the
voting would be by use of
kits that had been
acquired for that purpose.
We voted without making use of those kits because , simply put, they
and so we reverted to the manual register during voting day. I personally stood in line for over 4 hours just waiting to exercise my
democratic right and sure thing I did.
Its been now 3 days with no clear direction as to the presidential results, first, they were being transmitted electronically but a Server Issue
in switching to the manual 'deliver the papers
personally' approach and the reason is that the system may have been compromised. The tallying of the votes had to start from
! The manual
count started of well into today 7th March but about a few hours ago, it stopped because one candidate came up with
claims which I fear will take us where we do not want to go.
why am I saying this;
well , its like this, am a Kenyan and I wonder if anyone here shares the same experiences or its a Kenyan thing to "frustrate its potential", I just
hope its not another 2007/2008 scenario.. God Bless Kenya !
edit on 7/3/13 by kassych because: (no reason given)