Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Celebrating democracy...

The KIRDI polling station is located in an open field. The light from the pressure lamps is not sufficient, so it is supplemented by the headlights of 2 vehicles. Party agents squint as they complete their forms using the soft glow from their mobile phones... Earlier, in the morning, we were graced by the presence of a former African Head of State with all the accompanying pomp, security and protocol.  Now we remain, a small band soldiering on and braving the evening chill under a cloudless sky, with countless stars bearing silent witness to our maturing democracy. I can almost hear the gentle wind whispering softly, 'How blessed you are to be a Kenyan...'

Observing the Kenyan election - 4 March 2013.

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