Two things have shocked me today.
1) The realization that the people who were involved in the rigging (cooking) of figures during the just concluded general elections are still at it.
2) The realization that some of the people involved read this blog religiously.
On Monday Jan 7th 2007, I posted the following remark in one of my posts;
Monday, January 07, 2008
Nime-RIG, Muta do?
Excerpts of Richard's email to Kumekucha;
"Are you aware ECK is yet to release the final tally to Kenyans? The 1 million votes that gave Kibaki the final figure are yet to be broken down. The Meru and Central Kenya 90% turnout was never carried by the press..."
Kumekucha's comment: They're probably still cooking.
Yesterday a notice (paid advertisement) appeared in the newspapers finally releasing those results. They were signed by disgraced ECK Chair Samuel Kivuitu.
But wait a minute...
Today Kivuitu has denied that he had anything to do with the notice or the figures.
The piece that appeared in today's Standard says in part;
"I wish to say I did not submit this report or authorise my name to be used for its publication. The use of my name is a falsification," said Kivuitu.
"It seems like some outside force has pushed for its publication otherwise whoever published it would have sought my consent for the use of my name," he said of the paid-up advertisement booked by the commission’s secretary, Mr Joel Tsola.
Wow!!! Gosh!!! What the??!!!
Well, folks, the plot thickens.
Despite strong but secret support from the Americans, the credibility of this Kibaki administraion is being bombarded every day. Just how much more punishment can it take?
I must say that I am very surprised at the clumsiness of the election riggers. Even now when there is no pressure from anybody, couldn't they get something as simple as publishing figures which the ECK chairman does not agree with, right? This clumsiness is what has brought blood shed in the country. My take is that if they wanted to rig they would have done it intelligently and neatly so that nobody has any proof. I thought retired president Moi was on their side, why didn't he give them a few tips? Had they gotten that detail right, hundreds of Kenyans, including children who are now dead would have been still alive.
Read the full Standard article here.
Some of the images that can't leave my mind. Dead toddlers from the election violence at the City Morgue in Nairobi.