By Gideon Wafula
In your final ruling, Supreme Court Lords, help us understand whether it matters that a Kenyan votes or not. In 2007, Kenyans voted in droves and institutional failure ensured that hypocritically, we can not know who won. In 2013, we voted and while it is clear that a clear mandate was manipulated, again your jurisprudence will justify a given regime. My question would be, between Fatuma, Muthini, Nafula, Atieno and Wanjiku, whose vote holds more sway over the other? If you should accept that each vote is the sacred will of a Kenyan, where is the justice in the doctrine of substantial irregularity that many may be so willing to propound? Your ruling legitimized the jubilee government; however, did the votes legitimize this government?
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