As the conflict between Israel and Palestine escalates, we are schooled on one more reason to be grateful for life.
It’s true that in Kenya, we have dozens of problems, but thank God that war is not one of them.
In fact, we should consider ourselves privileged because right next to our country in the East, Somalia has been torn apart by civil war, but despite it running for decades, it has never spilled into our country.
Compared to war-torn nations, our problems are minute, and solving them only requires a bit more deliberation during elections.
Sadly for us, elections are the biggest threat to our country’s peace and going by the recent occurrences during by-elections, we need to be cautious as we approach 2022.
Politicians and self-proclaimed political pundits have already started making inflammatory statements, especially on social media. There is also growing concern about the misuse of the police force by the State.
For the sake of our future beyond 2022, let us ensure that we leave politicians to fight their own battles this time around, and avoid being dragged into tribal clashes and bloodshed.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
ODM’s Pavel Oimeke wins Bonchari by-election
ODM candidate Pavel Oimeke is Kisii’s Bonchari new MP elect.
Oimeke, a former Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority director, garnered 8,049 votes to emerge victorious.
Jubilee Party’s Zebedeo Opore got 7,279 votes to take second position while UDA’s Teresa Bitutu took position three with 6,964 votes.
Juja By-Election: Governor James Nyoro Causes Chaos During Tallying
A video of a wild Kiambu Governor James Nyoro spewing all manner of hateful words and causing chaos during the tallying of votes at a Juja tallying centre has caused mixed reactions.
Juja residents went to the ballot on Tuesday, May 18, to vote for a new MP in a race pitting Jubilee Party’s Susan Njeri Waititu against MP Moses Kuria’s Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP)’s George Koimburi and nine other candidates.
During the tallying of the votes at the Mang’u High School, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was forced to halt the process after chaos erupted when Kuria’s candidate took an early lead.
‘I’m sorry I failed you,’ Professor Hamo apologizes to Jemutai and kids
Churchill comedian Professor Hamo has thanked Daniel Ndambuki for coming to his aid when he was exposed by Jemutai for being a deadbeat.
Hamo caught many by surprise after his baby mama and fellow comedian Jemutai said he has neglected their kids.
She also alleged that he would come home drunk and only carry two Oreos with him.
Do you think the just concluded by-elections in Juja, Bonchari and Rurii are a good precedence for the 2022 Election, or does the IEBC need to do more?