In Implications of Today’s Supreme Court Ruling published in the Star today, I offer my views as to what the implications of today’s historic Supreme Court ruling are and urge us all to accept the decision whether we agree with it or not.
Here is an except:
To this end, it’s preferable that the court reaches a unanimous decision whichever way the consensus of the court goes as to the merits of the petition challenging the presidential results announced by IEBC.
Such an outcome may not guarantee or shield the court from criticism or condemnation from those who may not agree with it, but it would certainly go a long way in reducing the number of those so inclined to so condemn or criticise to a negligible minimum more akin to the village madman or woman every village must have—and that will be great for the country, given the concomitant reduction in divisiveness flowing from it.
The voters spoke on March 4, the Supreme Court has now spoken as to the finality of what the voters said is.
Let’s all respect that, whether we agree with the decision or not and hope we now have this mess behind us and more importantly, that in the next general election, we shall have a competent, incorruptible and independent electoral commission which can conduct credible, open and transparent elections whose outcome reflects the will of the people going to the polls and therefore avoid all these bitter disputes and moments of great anxiety and conflict.