Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Who has more power in Africa, the person casting the vote or the one counting the vote?
Lately, I have become obsessed with the oncoming elections, which could happen between August and December next year.(2012)
It could be because during the last elections we were stuck at my mothers house in Kitale as i had traveled with one of my closest friends called Wairimu, and there was no way we could go towards Eldoret as her Kikuyu community was beng targeted. My daughter is also called Wambui. That complicated things, and nearing the next elections takes me back to 2007.
I'm I worried? Yes.
Because I fear that we may, as a voting population not learned the lesson. We still have displaced people living in camps, and some living across the border in Uganda, in search for the peace that our country failed to provide them.
There are those that have nothing to loose, they may have lost it all anyway in 2007. There are those that really do not care, they may fly them and their children to another country for the duration of the elections. Then there are those ordinary Kenyans who have everything to loose and are just hoping that the elections are free, fair, and mostly peaceful.
Whatever happens, who is more powerful? The person casting the vote, or the one counting the votes?
It is this question that I hope our government can honestly answer.