National stability depends on free and fair elections
Free and fair polls are the only way to ensure an uncontested outcome in the 2017 general election. This will consequently guarantee national security, stability and development before, after and in the consequent electoral process, irrespective of who wins. As things stand, and from experiences and court battles in the preceding elections, there is the infamous coinage that elections are never won in Kenya but rigged. This is unfortunate as it demonstrates the fact that the same problems we experienced years ago still recur to date. Flawed presidential elections in the first multi-party elections brought a lot of uncertainty in the subsequent polls. This imploded in the 2007 general election. We should, moving on, be able to conduct elections in which we believe in the outcome. That’s why the ongoing electoral reforms are important.
FELIX ONYIEGO Kisii county