Elections in Kenya
I went to vote about 90 km away from here. Counting is just starting and there is a lot of open rigging and dishonesty,and chaos,bloodshed and death.
All members of the family are not planning to sleep tonight. We are witnessing the counting of votes on TV.
It is midnight. During the elections,we had overseers from the US and the European Union...
What is happening today cannot be compared to what happened years ago. Actually, this is the second time that a president is being voted in. We are improving in terms of democracy though not nearing perfection.
Many voters registers were missing in various polling stations. People in Raila's stronghold areas were getting text messages with the propaganda: Don't bother yourself going to vote. 500 000 votes have been rigged in, as was witnessed by Obama in the internet.
The votes are still being counted...Raila Odinga is still winning while Kibaki follows....
(Note* This piece of original writing was delivered to the PulseWire team via email on December 27, 2007 and reposted with permission by Maria Jett, our Online Community Director.)