It says a lot that out of 47 counties, only 4 are ‘banning’ elections (a clear illegality). And that list of 4 counties says a lot.
“Governors from Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori have declared no elections will be held in their counties on October 26. The four, Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Okoth Obado (Migori), Cornel Rasanga (Siaya) and Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay) told the electoral commission to stop wasting time training election officials to preside over the repeat presidential poll.”
This is NASA’s plan. Vijana wajitokeze, walete fujo wakikataza watu wa IEBC kufanya kazi. They want to sacrifice the youth. Wanataka maelfu ya vijana wafariki ndio wapate nusu mkate.
This should be a chance for the govt to show who is for peace and who advocates lawlessness and violence.
The govt should have daily ads on TV and radio, especially FM stations targeting Nyanza: The ads should remind the youth that security services will be protecting IEBC officials and voters, and anybody interfering with that will be met with maximum force. Please, if you don’t want to vote, stay at home.
If possible, the govt should also send sms msgs about statement above(a variant of it, obviously) to all phones in Kenya, 1 everyday upto election day.
I am saying this because I know most of those guys rioting in Nyanza do so against advice from older relatives/parents, and if married, most wives are against their husbands’ participating in riots. (Actually there was a story last week about a professional rioter from Kondele whose wife is very much opposed to his antics).
These msgs am talking about are meant to fire up older relatives/wives to put maximum pressure on the youth not to riot/block elections, for their own safety. I think many lives can be saved this way.