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IEBC must look us in the eye and say, ‘We aren’t ready for August’

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By Tee Ngugi

Posted  Thursday, March 16   2017 at  17:32

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  • Do we save lives or hold elections? It would seem, from the energy politicians have put into vote-hunting while ignoring the dying, that voting is the most important ambition of a Kenyan.

Lastly, there are issues to do with logistics in the remote areas, and planning for contingencies such as natural disasters. To satisfactorily address all the issues above would require a minimum of 12 months.

The IEBC must stop the platitudes. They must look the nation in the eye and say we are not ready for the August election. They should not be ashamed because this is a national failure for which we must pay, and from which we can hopefully, although I’m not holding my breath, learn.

Tee Ngugi is a Nairobi-based political and social commentator. E-mail: [email protected]

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