A little bird has told us that some of the presidential candidates are developing cold feet over appearing in the much awaited Presidential debate which will be aired live on all the eight television and 34 radio stations. It seems they are afraid their rivals might come with documentary evidence of alleged past scandals which they will want to unleash during the debate scheduled to be held at the auditorium of the Brookhouse International School in Nairobi.
Whats in a name? For some in the police SERVICE reference to them as a FORCE by some of the leading politicians in their campaigns is demoralizing and defeating the attempts being made by the police to endear themselves to the public. What they don't seem to realize is only through their actions will the public start trusting them. A rose by any other name will still smell just as sweet. Calling the police a service is not going to change the public's belief and perception that they are a force!
After a video clip was posted on YouTube showing TNA Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Ferdinand Waititu addressing and thereafter dishing out wads of what is allegedly cash, several lawyers have been collecting this and other evidence of electoral malpractises which they hope will persuade one of his rivals to file a case in court to challenge his suitability. What many don't realize is that the IEBC on its own mandate can disqualify a candidate for breaching electoral rules which include and are not limited to voter buying and or bribery