By Michael Orido
Let presidential aspirants swear to accept poll results
The institution, that was last month allocated Sh17.5 billion in the Budget – for the forthcoming election – has so far performed well. Its performance in recent by-elections has been above reproach. Going by IEBC’s work, it is worth believing that the coming General Election will be free, fair and results will be announced on time. Therefore, PointBlank wants to be among the first people to swear that it will accept election outcome. Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka has already sworn he will accept results. This is a good gesture and PointBlank hopes other presidential contenders and their running mates will follow suit.
Like IEBC, the Judiciary has gotten back its teeth. The speed with which it is churning out justice can only be compared to a milling machine. Political aspirants have no reason to fear going to court to challenge election outcome. But shouldn’t IEBC come up with a way to make presidential aspirants publicly swear they will accept results, just as a precaution.
Why disaster is looming at Kibarani
He is not a prophet of doom, but Mr Adulsalaam Noorani from Mombasa warns that a road accident may soon happen at the famous Kibarani area, which overlooks the port.
“Cabro bricks that were used to make the road are peeling off at an alarming rate and authorities seem not to care,” he narrates.
To exacerbate the situation, he notes bricks that have peeled off are being replaced with sand.
“Sand and cabro bricks do not mix. They are incompatible, to say the least. The result is that there are big potholes on the road that connects to the port of Mombasa making driving a nightmare,” he says.
Noorani warns if the situation is left unchecked, all cabro blocks will disappear and it will be very risky for motorists to drive along the road.