ELECTION INTEGRITY

Power cabal messing handshake

The brotherhood that inspired the historic handshake is wavering.

In Summary

• Abuse of security agencies, and the embedment of police in civilian contests stand out like a sore thumb — the same way they did in 2007, 2013, and 2017.

• Similar police deployment was seen around Bomas of Kenya, the National Vote Tallying centre during the 2013 and 2017 elections. 

The handshake was hailed as the antidote for post-election violence. Now, one side to the symbolic gesture that would have been a patriotic precursor to national reconciliation is promoting ...

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