KENYA SUPREME COURT COMMITTED A SUPREME CRIME
Kenya Supreme court committed a supreme crime by the nullification of fifteen million Kenyans votes due to what they called “irregularities and Illegalities” (though they never proved irregularity). It has also been found that they used fake documents to overturn the will of the majority. They never considered the socio-economic and political effects of the decision. In the words of Fort Hall School of Government, “this was a coup d’etat by the civilians.” It was indeed high treason.
We had the privilege of watching the electoral process, which was preceded by prayers. Churches in the country prayed weeks before the election. Sunday before the election, IEBC (electoral Commissioners) prayed in Spirit. During the election, the commissioners reported the voting and everything was televised. There were international observers led by John Kerry, former Secretary of state of USA, who testified that the election was clean.
But the leader of the opposition had vowed that if he were not elected he would take the matter to the Supreme Court; and if the court did not rule in his favor, he would split the country. When he lost, he took the matter to the Court. We had privilege of watching the Supreme Court through the media. The lawyers who defended 16m, and IEBC made a compelling argument; but whatever they said fell on prejudiced ears; and finally, the election was nullified by four judges. This raises a question: Can a supreme court make a supreme mistake? Yes, it was a US Supreme Court decision, which sided with Madalyn O’ Hair, an atheist, who wanted to defend her son from God by removing God from schools and public institutions. The Court ignored the will of 99% of the people whose motto is “in God We Trust,” which is inscribed in US money. It granted Madalyn her request and removed prayers and the Bible from public institutions. Soon after this demonic resolution, Madalyn died mysteriously and her son committed himself to Christ and became a preacher of the Gospel.
It was also Jewish Supreme court which took Jesus to Pilate, a Gentile, and asked that the Prince of Peace be condemned to death. After Jesus death and resurrection, The Court ordered the disciples to never speak about Jesus. But “Peter filled with the Holy Spirit responded, “What is right in God’s eye: to listen to you or to God.? We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” President Uhuru and Ruto were prayerfully elected by the majority because of what they have done- economic advancement, democracy; and because of their commitment to God. Raila, on the other hand, has been claiming to be Joshua; that is, he means that he is the Messiah who will usher people to the promised land. Drawing from the archetype of his father, he believes that Kenya has not yet crossed the Jordan river, which implies: “not yet Uhuru” (the title of his father’s book). As a false Messiah, he is deceiving the public; and that it is only him, and him alone who can make Kenya free. Yet ironically, he is achieving his goal using autocratic means. He dictated that if he were not elected he would go to court. After nullification of the presidential election, he is once again dictating that unless certain members of IEBC (those who are not in his pocket) are removed, there will be no election. He has indeed ushered chaos and upheaval in Kenya. The re-election has made the Kenya election the most expensive election in the world.
The Kenyan Government under the leadership of President Uhuru must ask itself the question: Are we going to deal democratically with a prejudicial narcistic person? If he is already using violence, are we going to deal with him with mere words? Does he have authority to malign the Command in Chief, referring to him as a liar and kunyamba kwa punda? How long is he going to be allowed to destroy the economy of the country? Could Uhuru Ruto say as Peter, whether they are going to listen to God and the majority of Kenyans who spent long hours voting for them, or to one prejudicial narcistic person? .
By Prof John Githiga