Saturday, March 09, 2013
The tallying of votes is done and we now have a new president. It took longer than we expected and things got really tense for a while, but we thank God that it is over. The new president and vice president are facing charges at the Hague with regard to the 2007 post election violence so that whole situation is really confusing. Whether they won the election fairly (in which case Kenyans are either a very confused lot or a very forgiving lot) or whether the elections were rigged, the next five years are going to e very difficult for Kenyans. We are facing all manner of sanctions, including economic sanctions and that is not good for a country that is already struggling under the burden of foreign debt and poverty. When all is said and done, Kenya is in God's hands and we'll let him worry about our situation. Either way, I am really proud of my fellow Kenyans for exercising restraint during this period. We are now just ready to get on with our lives. God bless Kenya.