DEMOCRACY DEFILATION

April 4, 2013
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After a disappointing ruling by the Supreme Court to the majoritarian, this triggered peace where tension and chaos were witnessed in most parts of the country especially Nairobi the capital city mostly the hotspots like Mathare, Kibra,Ruaraka, Embakasi North and Kasarani constituencies.

General Service guarding the supreme court before the verdict

General Service guarding the supreme court before the verdict

As soon as the chief Justice announced that the presidential petition was upheld some roads in Huruma , Mathare, Kariobangi, Dandora were blocked and tyres  lit, properties looted, businesses closed. Even though security personnel were on patrol especially in hotspot areas, people demonstrated in different manners chanting “no justice no peace” as their slogan, claiming that they have been denied justice in response to the evidence laid by AFRICOG lawyer Kethi kilonzo and CORD lawyer Oraro before the supreme court was assumed.

members of the public waiting for the ruling with songs

members of the public waiting for the ruling with songs

Since it was the mandate of the Supreme Court to lay the verdict, the CORD presidential aspirant Raila Amollo Odinga announced before the press that he was satisfied and certain with the ruling, tension eased in most parts of which were recognized as his strongholds.

A day after things returned to normal and business was as usual though tension still filled the air.It was the first time in the Kenyan history for a presidential petition to be aired and followed as Kenyans watched democracy being on trial in the plea of the majoritarian rule, which later turned to be defilation of democracy in favor of the minority, like it has been before in history of different nations.

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