Makwere Loses Seat

This actually seems a bit dramatic:  the High Court in Mombasa has ruled that Chirau Ali Makware’s parliamentary seat is to be vacated due to election regularities and a by-election held. The Standard headline is here; and Capital FM here.

Perhaps this will ultimately be good for ordinary Kenyans who depend on matatus and buses. Striking for a senior inside PNU player in politics and business to lose his seat. While I don’t know much about the details of this case, and will hope to learn more, this is likely an example of that inconvenient detail of the Kreigler Report that people don’t like to talk about so much: the whole election process had big problems and the specific situation on the presidential vote tally doesn’t mean that other election results necessarily stand up to close scrutiny.

Ken

American lawyer. Took leave from corporate career to “assist” democracy in East Africa. After stolen '07 election in Kenya and violent aftermath I have tried to bring out truth of events for those who care in hope we can learn and do better.

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