The scenes leading to the IEBC Announcement

The build up to the announcement of the President-Elect William Ruto was one that was filled with unnecessary “drama” and “tension” with the IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati being chased away from the podium at first. While on the other side of town a split group of IEBC commissioners were addressing the nation.

“We cannot take ownership of the result that is going to be announced because of the opaque nature of this last phase of the general election…” – Juliana Cherera, Vice Chair IEBC said while addressing the media.

If what we witnessed was a TV show then it would have been a well “scripted” reality show one for the Oscars. As the two incidents occurred concurrently at the exact same moment, the incidents increased tension within Bomas of Kenya which saw some political leaders evicted from the premises.

With the Azimio Coalition Chief agent Kanchory Saitabao later on taking it to social media to thank one of his opponents,

It’ll be unfair and ungrateful of me not to thank Kipchumba Murkomen for shielding me from the marauding (United Democratic Alliance (UDA) mobs and even some clearly partisan cops baying for my blood at Bomas today. Thank you Senator-elect Murkomen. You put your safety in jeopardy for my sake. Political difference is not enmity,” he stated.

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen also took to his socials to respond to Hon Kanchory, “Above all, we are brothers and sisters and let’s strive peacefully to make our country great. I got a little hurt but I am glad you are safe.

These two leaders clearly showcased the spirit of “civility” where whether I agree or disagree with your opinion, I still respect your point of view and wish no harm against you. Civility should never been a question to those who claim to be part of the Body of Christ. Ephesians 2:14, “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.

As we await the next phase of the completion/ finalization of the electoral process the key focus is on the two political opponents with one eventually taking up the opposition and the other taking on the government. For a proper democracy to work; we need both divides to ensure Kenyans get the best out of the government through the opposition oversight. FamilyNews.Today will provide more insights at your fingertips as more election stories continue to develop.



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