It seems in Kenya, the Constitution makes no sense any more. In fact, we are planning to change it through the seemingly popular/unpopular Bridging Bridges Initiative (BBI).
According to the proponents of BBI, it is the only document that Kenyans need that will be able to solve all their problems included both inherited and ancestral ones. We all know that won’t happen but Reggae must go on. Nobody can stop it.
Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya talks about leadership and integrity. It is the only Chapter that clearly states the type of leaders Kenyans should elect. But we love the bad boys and girls. We always end up doing the opposite in every election.
On Monday, Kenyans, especially Nairobians, received someobvious news that the impeached governor of Kiambu, Mr. Ferdinand Waititu had been cleared to run for the Nairobi gubernatorial position. This is a man whowas impeached for looting public resources.
The fact that Ferdinand Waititu has been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), and the fact that Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is behaving as if the Constitution got lost, is reason enough to treat them as jokers.
Those in favour of Waititu say Chapter 6 is for voters to decide whether for or against. That is, thieves, looters and murderers be allowed to vie and the decision to accept or reject the be left in the hands of the voter. We all know how this ends.
If thieves are going to get certificates of good conducts and allowed to run for big offices, what is the use for Chapter 6? We can as well do away with it. We have never followed the constitution anyway, because if we did, two criminals wouldn’t have been elected to lead this country.
Wait and see Waititu getting votes. To change this country, Kenyans just need to stop being fools.