By Hon Ephraim Njega
THIS IS A VICTORY FOR KENYA, FOR AFRICA AND FOR THE WORLD
We all need to understand that the Supreme Court ruling is not a win for Raila Odinga or a loss for Uhuru Kenyatta. This is a victory for Kenya, for Africa and for the World at large.
It is irritatingly simplistic for some to chest thump about how they will win again when a new election is organised. That was not the issue, is not the issue and will never be the issue.
Winning or losing an election is a very small matter that can only excite a weak mind. The greatest thing is to hold a free and fair election in total compliance with the constitution and the law.
This is the only way we can ensure elections do not paralyse the country and destroy our economy every five years. This is what will ensure that after the election the loser calls the winner, congratulates him/her and the nation moves forward.
This was about justice. The constitution is not a mere piece of paper as some have thought. Laws are not made in vain.
The culture of neglecting the law and acting with impunity when conducting the elections has come to a brutal end.
Nobody will ever celebrate an electoral victory birthed by fraud and nursed by impunity. A fraudulent, corrupt and defective process can never yield clean election results. Both the process and the outcome must dance harmoniously in the arena of justice. This is what we have maintained all along.
We heard very unfortunate remarks coming from the powers that be trying to intimidate the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has not disappointed. It has understood its sacred obligation as the last and final custodian of justice.
The Supreme Court is not and will never be a flower girl for the executive. Its teeth are not mere decorations; they can bite and if need be will bite. Those who said that the Chief Justice was an executive favour and a tribal gift today have their answer in full.
Both NASA and Jubilee supporters ought to celebrate this ruling. Kenya today stands atop the world as a fountain of jurisprudence on matters presidential elections.
Let the sky fall if it must, let the earth sink if it must; but above all justice must be done and be seen to be done!
I have never felt more proud about this country than today. Long live Kenya.