Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Today is the day of riots and we have been watching events unfold around Parliament buildings. A friend of mine has just come back from the area and tells me that police are battling some people. It is all about the convoluted Kenyan politics and this one is about the constitution.
Today the Kenyan papers had this lead story about the fall out on the constitution and it will surely be interesting to watch where this country will go after this. It took us 10 years to have the draft and it took Kenyan politicians a day to whittle down the spirit of the so-called Bomas Draft. The battle lines are now drawn...Oh my country!
There is a lot of confusion in town (and I pity the countryside) because only a few knows what is happening to the constitution review. At the moment there is a pending referendum and you are going to hear lots of violent verbal and physical confrontations here. The churches and mosques have joined fray and expect the news angles to be tilted towards violence. (god forbid).
But from where I sit, the mist over Nairobi continues. It is the tourists season and they are back in convoys of landcruisers. It looks like another good harvest
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4 comments:

Shiroh said...

What do you think of the fracas, are they worth it. For me we have better things to do rather than fight about a constitution.

Anonymous said...

i think most people dont undertsand the bomas draft - the bomas draft would be a disaster. even aside from the prime minister issue. The bomas draft is captive to religious interests i.e kdahi court issues and also the issue of abortion - what about all the unfunded mandates that it imposes.

I think the biggest dissapointment with this whole process has been the LSK which has refused to provide any concrete leadership or guidance

Jack said...

Africa is beautiful... wonderfull, the african people is son nice....

mshairi said...

Please keep us updated - your point of view is vital.