By: Rev. Canon Francis Omondi
Are They Sick? Why Do They Behave Strangely?
On Tuesday April 2, 2013, panic mood engulfed a village in Migori County after a middle aged man committed suicide. It came after Prime Minister Raila Odinga confirmed Â that he lost the Supreme Court petition challenging the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the fourth President of Kenya. Â The man said he had no reason to live without seeing Hon. Raila Odinga as President. There has Â since been reported two more related suicides.
Judging from the fierce exchanges of comments I read from Facebook, there Â is no doubt that the outcome of this yearâ€™s election has triggered irrational reaction from many of us. On one hand disgust and curses, on the other great jubilation, mockery and sneering. Â Â â€Sweet is the defeat of your foe than the victory of your friend,â€ Â so goes the saying. Â Many Â of those rejoicing, did so, more because Raila was defeated Â than that Hon. Uhuru won. This scenario could easily Â push us into the precipice of Â unending conflicts.