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OPINION: This could be one of the major but nasty outcomes of the presidential race

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By Harrison Mwirigi Ikunda | September 9th 2017

One of the major but nasty outcomes of the presidential race is likely to be ethnic divisions and hatred if posts on social media are anything to go by.

We are a ruthlessly tribal nation. I think the Supreme Court ruling has set a significant precedent and it will define politics in Kenya going forward in a fundamental way.

Now we have not considered the petitions at various electoral levels that may emerge and with various issues raised that we are in for more unpredictable times ahead if not more political activity.

The worry is the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. What can be done to make sure slippage don’t occur and future contests are devoid of what can end up being contested?

What sort of programmes should IEBC embark between one General Election to another to beef up the process and systems? There is a deal to fix here.

Now, that we will face another presidential election in our ethnically poisoned atmosphere, it will likely leave the country with a more toxic atmosphere.

People do not desire to have the government as communities or clans for nothing. Peek keenly and there is an economic desire in the belief of protection or wealth acquisition.

Fix the economy to guarantee surplus for all and some of the political nonsense we have like ethnicity and corrupt practices, will subside. 


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