CHILOBA’S PANGS OF SOLITUDE

Mr. EZRA CHILOBAMR.  EZRA CHILOBABy Jerry JAKONGANGA
NAIROBI, Kenya-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO, Mr. Ezra Chiloba today finds himself a lonely man.

What is happening inside a man shows clearly on the outside.

Mr. Chiloba-rightly or wrongly- has been accused of bungling the most pivotal election in Kenya’s history since independence, almost single handedly.

His physiognomy belies the soul of a beleaguered man.

Why do we say this must be the most important election in Kenya’s history?
Because it is.

The last hurdle in our politics is eliminating stealing of elections and entrenching integrity in the system, based on the 2010 constitution.

It means truly ensuring that the rule of law is not just a high sounding, nonsensical idiom, but a reality in Kenya.

The rule of law means no one is above the law. No one!

Mr. chiloba, based on the facts revealed during a full week of submissions on the floor of the Supreme Court, and a leaked memo to the man by his boss, seems to have been in collusion with the Kenya Government to deny the country the most important moment in its history.

Everyone did their part.

The framers of the constitution did their part.

The people of Kenya did their part by going to the polls to cast their ballot on August 8, 2017.

The Supreme Court did their part on September 1, 2017. Courageously!

Except Mr. Chiloba and his team, and the political class.

We are here referring to the Kenyatta-Ruto regime, that is trying to use power delegated to them by the people as a club to hit them over the head into submission to their will.

Other people have learned from their mistakes.

The international community has learned that things are not always what they look like.

Just because the voting exercise on August 8, 2017, was peaceful it does not follow that the event was free, fair, transparent, and verifiable, according to the Constitution and applicable laws.

Therefore, the election observer missions from the European Union, The Carter Center, etc., who were quick to give the event a clean bill of health, has returned with an eagle’s eye to watch the whole thing more closely this time.

Remarkably, Mr. Chiloba has not learned a single lesson.

In an interview with Jeff Koinange Live, this is abundantly clear.

Is he delusional or what? We cannot say for sure that he is.

However, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders, (DSM 5), published by the American Psychiatric Association, a reference manual for psychiatrists, psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors, has established criteria for Delusional Disorder diagnosis.

We will spare our esteemed audience detailed DSM 5 criteria, and just state that Delusional Disorder is a mental illness characterized by at least 1 month of delusions but no other psychotic symptoms.

Delusions are false beliefs based on incorrect inference about external reality that persist despite evidence to the contrary.

Such beliefs are not ordinarily accepted by other members of the person’s culture or subculture.

Delusions can be characterized as persecutory, referential, grandiose, erotomanic, nihilistic, or somatic.

Again, we must state that we are unaware of whether the IEBC CEO, Mr. Ezra Chiloba, has a mental health condition.

We do know that that the man’s physiognomy has metamorphosed over the past several weeks.

It seems clear that the man has a troubled conscience.

What is eating at the man’s soul? We must plead ignorance here.

In the meantime, Chris Msando gave his life that Kenyans might have a truly free, fair, transparent, and verifiable election.

More Kenyans have died before, and since then.

Will this continue to happen? What is it all for?

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