Former Chief Justice, Dr.Willy Mutunga on Saturday spoke his mind on the political situation that Kenya is experiencing now.
The retired president of the supreme court foresees a terrifying future brought about by the 2022 general elections.
According to Mutunga, Kenya might experience Post-election violence after the 2022 elections caused by a built-up conflict among the intra-elite in political circles.
The elections he says could end up resulting in assassinations, murders, rapes and destruction of property.
This Kenyan intra-elite conflict about 2022 elections and succession should worry all of us. Kenyan history since independence records such conflicts resulting in political assassinations, murders, rapes, destruction of property, and baronial alliances that didn’t give us PEACE.
— Dr Willy M Mutunga, Chief Justice, Kenya (2011-16) (@WMutunga) December 28, 2019
The Legal expert’s sentiments came a day when Kenyans were in a sombre mood as they recalled the death of Chris Msando.
Msando was an ICT manager at the Independence Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC), murdered on the night of July 28, a few weeks to the 2017 general elections.
Early Saturday morning, his fellow commissioner Dr Roselyn Akombe refreshed memories of the deceased in an emotional message.
Akombe commemorated Msando on a day that was meant to be his 47th birthday.
He should have turned 47 today;
He should have been celebrating with his children and wife;
Ready for the New Year celebrations;
And a new school year for his kids;
But he sought to protect the integrity of our elections;
And for that he was silenced;#RIPChrisMsando pic.twitter.com/Jcu87p3EjL
— Dr. Roselyn Akombe (@DrRoselynAkombe) December 28, 2019
However, Mutunga’s verbal explosion may have also been triggered by the renewed political war between Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Ruto and Odinga were on a verbal spree over the new baby in town, the Building Bridges Initiative, whom politicians are scrambling to have a touch of it.
The DP’s rant was sparked by a tittle on the newspaper that read: Be patient with us, Raila urges Kenyans over BBI
He was not amused by the manner at which Odinga made the BBI report a personal initiative instead of a collective effort from all Kenyans.