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It's All Over!

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.
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    Praise God!
    Kenyans are responding in a positive manner considering the circumstances.
    I'm proud, too.
    Blessing to you all with the final tally. My prayers go out to you as one united front.

    1838 days ago
    So glad to hear the tally is over and that there has not been riots like before. May God lead the heart of your new President and his advisors. And may you and your family be blessed.
    1838 days ago
    I'm so glad its over at least. I hope the next five years are stable and good, in spite of worries about the new president. I'm glad you are safe.
    1838 days ago
    Praise the Lord!!
    1839 days ago
    My Sister!
    How good is our God? Good or Bad, God is in charge of everything in the end.
    I am so happy for all of Kenya.
    Thank you Father, for your hand of protection, and for your faithfulness!

    We have also been in a tight spot a while ago politically. I was also very fearful.
    During the last leadership election of the ANC in my country, which has about 75% of the votes, all the ANC delegates got together in Bloemfontein to choose the new leader. It was all over the news how they had traditional ceremonies and sacrificed bulls to the ancestors before the event.
    The elected leader of the ANC automatically becomes the President of the country. I think about 20 000 delegates decide who the president of the rest of the 40 million people in our country is going to be. There is a lot of infighting in the ANC. The opposition asked that no cell phones are to be allowed in the voting stations because 'thugs in the party are insisting on people taking a picture of their ballot and sms ing it to them to prove that they voted 'right' That request was denied.
    The previous guy won again. Everybody who opposed him from inside the ANC got into a lot of trouble like property confiscated on charges of tax evasion. Others had old court cases reopened. etc.
    I am just happy that everything is stable and calm at the moment, and the previous leader, Mr Zuma, kept everything running smoothly. Which shows that he was the right person for the job.
    We were all very worried and praying during that conference, but things have calmed down now.
    1839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/9/2013 12:50:26 PM
    I'm glad for you it didn't turn bad. Hope the next 5 years are not as tough as you expect them to be.
    1839 days ago
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