As we approach the zero hour, the importance of peace cannot be overemphasised. Regardless of how you vote, regardless of how unhappy you will be with the winner, remember to remain calm, and peaceful.
For those whose candidates will win, being magnanimous in victory is always an admirable trait. In this election, and in this defining moment, we have two opposite forces that are headed for a battle royale.
The stakes are high, since it is Raila's last chance to ascend to the presidency, a journey that has taken him through the deepest trenches and some of the darkest hours that one could endure. If he loses in this election, it will be game over for him.
On the other opposite divide, we have Uhuru Kenyatta, and if he does win the elections, it will be because of the ICC, and not in spite of it.
Both Raila and Uhuru have used emotions to appeal to the electorate; Uhuru of playing the ICC victim card, and Raila; of wealth redistribution and equitable development.
The quintet of Peter Kenneth, Martha Karua, James Ole Kiyiapi, Paul Muite, and Mwalimu Dida have argued on issues, but have sadly found that tribal emotions are what sinks the message home.
Musalia Mudavadi is the lone ranger, and sadly, there is nothing definitive about him. He belongs to the same school as Raila and Uhuru, but yet can't fully match them.
He may well play the same role that Kalonzo played in 2007; that of blocking an onward march of Raila to State House. For me as a voter, I am caught between a rock and a hard place.
I am a conservative and naturally, I would have gravitated towards a Jubilee pro business conservative government. However, can I trust that Uhuru will be a safe driver of the conservative bus?
Or I do vote for Raila, and hope that Kalonzo's conservativeness will balance out Raila's liberalism. Better still, do I vote for any of the issue candidates, and face the ridicule of having wasted my vote, but still made my conscience clear?
Nonetheless, I will still vote, and you should too, because it's cool to vote, and it's the only way you can earn a right to criticise the incoming government.