- If the election is credible or seen as such, then even the candidates will not feel the need to challenge the results.
- Kenyans must shun any urge to turn against one another because their preferred candidates have lost.
With campaigns officially ended and Kenyans now counting hours before they begin casting their ballots on Tuesday, the ball is now squarely in the court of the IEBC.
It is now time for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to live up to its promise of a fair, free, credible and verifiable election.
The commission has on numerous occasions said it is ready to conduct the election. This election provides an opportunity for the commission to earn the trust of voters by delivering a credible poll.
If the election is credible or seen as such, then even the candidates will not feel the need to challenge the results. So far, politicians have campaigned peacefully and we expect them to conduct themselves with dignity during and even after the voting.
Those aggrieved with election outcomes can challenge the results in court. Candidates should also ask their supporters to remain calm even if the results do not go their way. That is the mark of a mature democracy.
Most importantly, Kenyans must shun any urge to turn against one another because their preferred candidates have lost. We must always remember that we only have Kenya as our home and if we burn it, then we all burn with it.
Quote of the Day: “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.”
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