‘After the 26th Oc­to­ber?’

The East African - - OPINION -

Yes­ter­day was elec­tion day. I won­der if we made it through? Did you march through the CBD? Did you vote, or didn’t you? For weeks, we’d re­ally no idea, What might hap­pen on 26th. I’m writ­ing this one week ear­lier: I’ve no idea what re­ally gives! Maybe some­one scup­pered the poll De­spite the Court’s in­struc­tions and The peo­ple’s right to have a choice Was un­der­mined by this and that? I re­ally can­not now pre­dict What might pass, come the 26th. In­deed, my only hope to­day is this: That all of us have come through it! I hope that real democ­racy Has seen us all emerge as broth­ers. And yet, I fear that we’ll per­sist With hurling names at one an­other. Stephen Part­ing­ton stepart­ing­ton@ya­hoo.co.uk

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