The ongoing debate within the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) regarding the nomination of its candidates, especially at the presidential level is intriguing in many respects.
Kenyans are faced with not only the mother of all elections, but also uncertainty as to when to elect our president, senators, governors, MPs, kanjoras, and a whole caboodle of elective posts.
William Ruto is better off shaping his career as a money launderer and fraudster than a country’s executive. He is neck dip in dirt. How he shakes that off will be refreshing to watch. If anything Ruto has amassed enough wealth to buy the current legal setup as it is.
What begs answers in the acquittal of William Ruto, Sammy Mwaita and Joshua Kulei is not the inability of the judges to find them guilty but whether Kenyans will get justice in addressing this matter that sits uneasily on taxpayers’ money. Also disconcerting is the fact that five of the witnesses died during the trials.
This week opens a new chapter in Kenya. The reality of The Hague will sting, stink and pinch. It is probable that in private lawyers of the Ocampo six have told their clients that this is not an easy position to find oneself; otherwise they may not absorb the repercussions.
Kenyans billed as those who bear the greatest responsibility for the 2007/2008 mayhem finally have their day in court at The Hague.
As a nation we had better cease to lend significance to cables leaking opinions, aspersions and assumptions emanating from cowardly and altruist sources. Of course from knowing ourselves, it has been easy to discern some likeness between the leaks and the persons attributed to them.