What is an election?


Those of you following on the drama now know 2 commissioners have now resigned from the electoral body. One did so a few days after the full ruling and yesterday Dr. Akombe quit. This has reduced the commission from 9 to 7. The present composition doesn’t meet the gender requirement as required by law and is in that way unconstitutional.

Yesterday we were treated to a non speech by the commission chair where he said they are ready for election but can’t guarantee that it will be free, fair and credible. He says he has been outvoted by commissioners serving political interests. What this translates to is going to a match where the referee and assistant referees are working with your opponent.

I am here waiting for him to resign. We have plans to picket on 26th October while the chief clown’s party goes to the polls. It will be interesting. If the revolution will not be televised, it will be tweeted and retweeted.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

21 thoughts on “What is an election?

  1. john zande says:

    And so it begins.

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  2. Tish Farrell says:

    My thoughts are with you. What a crazy situation, but then the hyena hegemony is not going to let go its grip easily. That was never going to happen.

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  3. foolsmusings says:

    I truly hope it works out for you and your country. It’s so important in this current world climate to get it right.

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  4. And you wonder why Jubilee keeps insisting on elections yet it is crystal clear that IEBC is seriously compromised….

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  5. renudepride says:

    This drama keeps sinking deeper into the cesspool that it is very difficult to even see the light of day. Best wishes, my Kenyan brother.

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  6. Be safe when you protest, Mak.

    I wish there was more my country could do to help. It sounds like there’s no way your country can have a legal election at this point. Will the Supreme Court be able to withstand the pressure and declare this one void as well?

    My worry is that with the opposition withdrawing from the race, he won’t have standing to sue.

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    • makagutu says:

      Our Constitution is forward looking on the question of who can petition. It doesn’t have to be a candidate. Anyone can as a public interest matter.

      This is found in Article 140 of the Constitution.

      Your country, through Ambassador Godec has made things worse. He has been behaving like a businessman. Plus, tRump said Americans come to Africa only for money you see.

      They may annul it with costs.

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  7. Fight on, brother. What a mess you’ve got there.

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  8. Swarn Gill says:

    Wow! Thank you for keeping us updated and I echo others when I say be safe. I can’t say God be with you…maybe Hitchens be with you. 🙂

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