Surely there is embarrassment over the allegation made by observers that hundreds of thousands of Kenyan voters confused the green ballots for National Assembly and blue ballots for Senator, and made similar improbable errors, due to “lack of civic education”.
This was offered as an explanation for huge numbers of “invalid ballots,” which turned out to be the bogus data from the IEBC from their electronic reporting system before it was taken down.
In other words, when the Kenyan IEBC reported something that did not make sense–and clearly was contradictory to what actual observers SAW in the field with their own eyes since it did not really happen–some self described International Election Observers, rather than point out that they did not see what the IEBC was reporting, instead, sought to concoct specific explanations for why the voters instead of the electoral commission (or hackers or whomever caused the data fault) was responsible.
Kenya’s media has demonstrated the technical expertise and modern technology to deliver American-style programming within the country’s borders and to receivers worldwide. The media in Kenya has become the message possibly to the detriment of journalistic ethics and the pursuit of truth. Messages to the Kenyan people from the US Government about these elections have been reported by partisan media has specifically congratulating Kenyatta and Ruto for winning in the first round; this is nothing less than a bold faced lie! International media accurately report that western governments praise is reserved for the Kenyan people without endorsing any election results; Kenyan media seem to have been reading off a different script? But who will ruin the party by speaking truth power?