By:Â Onyango Oloo via Jukwaa forum.
The Supreme Court has decided.
It took them less than ten minutes, or so it seemed.
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto have been validly elected as President and Deputy President of Kenya. The Jubilee Coalition can go ahead and form the next government and rule Kenya for the next five years.
In my opinion, it is a defeat for Kenya.
It is a defeat for all Kenyans, especially those millions who lined up for hours upon hours,Â waiting for their chance to cast a vote for president,Â governor,senator, national assembly member, womenâ€™s representative and ward representative.
It is a defeat for the rule of law.
It is a defeat for the truth.
It is a defea for justice.
It is aÂ pyrrhic defeatÂ for Uhuru Kenyatta, who now has the challenge of ruling a divided Kenya, lacking national and moral legitimacy.
Those of us who are patriots and democrats still stand in solidarity withÂ Raila Odinga, Gladwell Otieno and their lawyers who has been vindicated in their claims that the IEBC bungled the elections.
I must that such a historic ruling touching so closely on our hard fought democratic gains had to be delivered in such a taut ambience with the Supreme Court judges, litigants and their lawyers, literally under occupation from a phalanx of robocops on horse back, totting assault rifles and walkie talkies taking us pack to the televised images of Kibakiâ€™s infamous 2007 civilian putsch when terrified journalists, observers and political party agents were forced out of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre at the tip of menacing bayonets, amidst a repressive clampdown and crackdown on the media at the diktat of the former internal security minister now retired and in eternal repose, somewhere in heaven, if not hell.
Here areÂ some of the tweetsÂ Kenyans were sharing as they awaited the decision:
Dr Willy M Mutunga â€@WMutunga 11 Mar[/b
@pkeruya. You forget that that power given to 6 of us is derived from 40 million Kenyans, not just those who voted!
Kenya Govt Spokesman Kenya Govt Spokesman â€@SpokesmanKE 17m
Security around Supreme Court building tight: http://goo.gl/fb/svwn0
Vincent Chepkwony â€@vincechepkwony 58s
GSU heavily present along Mbagathi way! Do they know what we don’t?
aMACus OTANIae â€@MacOtani 10m
Ati the Supreme Court has been sealed off with a “CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS” tape…..crime gani tena jamaneni? #SwalaNyeti
Dennis Onsarigo Dennis Onsarigo â€@Donsarigo 1m
I insist we love this country so much we can’t destroy it. Kindly stop preaching peace and preach patriotism!!!!!!
Isaac Ongiri â€@Ongiri2 3m
PM Raila Odinga to follow Supreme Court ruling from his office at Harambee Avenue at 3.30 pm.
Michael Mumo â€@m_mumo 8m
Tight security around Supreme Court building
DAVID OHITO â€@ohitoaol 4m
I went to buy petr[i]ol in a bottle to clean my equipment at home but was turned away Reason: I could turn into a bomb!
Some Six People â€@KohadhaRoy 7m
The amount of security within and around #SupremeCourt will make one think that a Coup is about to take place!
Rob N Jillo â€@robjillo 14m
CITY Hall Way, section of Wabera Street barricaded by GSU personnel as the country awaits ruling on Railaâ€™s petition by the Supreme Court
WanjikÅ©â„¢ Revolution â€@WanjikuRevolt 5m
RT “@agutamonda A government scared of its own people to the extent of mobilizing heavily armed security for itself is illegitimate.”
EssentialAfrica â€@essentialafrica 22m
RT @kelvinnews: Road outside #Kenya’s Supreme Court closed off with tape that says ‘Crime Scene Do Not Cross’….. pic.twitter.com/yupu6W3FBK
SENATOR MURKOMEN â€@kipmurkomen 15m
The security around Supreme Court is too tight.
Martin Muroki â€@OleMartinezM 16
@kipmurkomen This thing should just come and we move on
Philip Warutere Philip Warutere â€@pstwarutere 13m
@kipmurkomen tight security is meant to stop @UKenyatta and @RailaOdinga from a physical brawl outside SCORK otherwise Kenyans are peaceful.
Rodgers Esekon Rodgers Esekon â€@ngunyi_wannabe 10m
Some powerful men can buy,threaten #theSixPeople for justice @kipmurkomen
philemon kandie philemon kandie â€@philemonkandie 6m
kipmurkomen yeah,hooliganism has no place.
isaac tuei â€@iktuei 21m
Bensouda rejects Uhuru, Ruto video link appearances http://ow.ly/1UhrTlÂ #KenyaDecides #ICC
Tribe 42 Tribe 42 â€@CrazyKenyan_ 4m
>> RT @makodingo #nw Nikita. Alert me when the GSU go back to whatever it is they do when they’re not intimidating Kenyans
joe wamiti â€@joewamiti123 6m
i trust you have the will of the people of kenya in heart.
frederick okango â€@fokango 6m
You are all reminded that In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. #PresidentialPetition
Mutisya Leonard â€@mutisyal 17 Mar
The KE media’s self retraint reveals a Society terrified by its own capacity for violence. -Michela Wrong #KeElections13 #MediaCredibility
Binyavanga Wainaina â€@BinyavangaW 51s
whatever happens this afternoon, we move forward painfully into a pimply and promising adolescence. Lets manage these hormones well.
For the moment, the supporters of CORD can cite the many feathers in their cap:Â the Supreme Court in the scrutiny establishing the many anomalies, illegalities and blatant flaws, which to use a word popularized in Kenyan circlesÂ by the erudite Ms. Kethi, irregularities which â€œvitiatedâ€ any results alleging that Uhuru Kenyatta â€œwonâ€ the March 4 Presidential elections in Kenya.