Fine constitution means nothing if people in the dark
While all the attention about next year has been trained on the reconstitution of the IEBC, the need to conduct serious civic education on electoral and multiparty democracy issues seems to have been forgotten. This is a manifestation of the low understanding of representative democracy, and its repercussions on justice, rule of law and respect for the environment among Kenyans, and the responsible agencies. It follows then that the masses do not understand the importance of their decision at the ballot, whether as voters or candidates and the implications of abstaining from this process. We can have the best constitution in the world, the best laid out plans and world-class institutions but when the people remain in the dark in civics, the future and development of our democracy remains ominous. The type of leaders we elect determine the quality of leadership we have.
FELIX ONYIEGO Kisii county