Many Kenyans, both off and online are now grappling with the reason as to why President-elect of the Republic of Kenya Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta has requested for his wife to be allowed to hold the Bible for him during the swearing in ceremony on 9th. April. The constitution has nothing to do with who should hold the Bible during the swearing in ceremony because – I believe – the drafters presumed that any president-elect would be more than willing to hold the Bible in front of Kenya and the world at large.
From my Christian background, a background that we share with Honorable Kenyatta,swearing on the Bible while holding it is a symbol of the truthfulness of whatever youre saying and your commitment to leaving upto the promise or commitment made. When Kenyans voted, they expected that whoever will emerge the winner will commit to the duties of the president. Nobody, I repeat NOBODY voted for Mrs. Margaret Muigai. She does not need to hold a Bible in front of any Kenyan.
Does Mr Kenyatta know something Kenyans don’t know? He said that he is God-fearing and a leader chosen by God. Is he being convicted by his conscience? Of course, his wife is was little known up until towards the end of the campaign period. Her hands must be cleaner than those of her husband…perhaps clean enough to hold the Bible in front of the world.
We all know that during the hearing of the case that sought to challenge Hon Kenyatta’s election, a 900+ paged evidence was time barred. One may not help but wonder whether the evidence were the supposed to be the last straw that fell the donkey. Is Hon Kenyatta sending some message about the legitimacy of his presidency? Since he’s a God-fearing person, is he avoiding full responsibility of a lie he’s about to start living?
Our beloved President-elect is facing a case of crimes against humanity at the Hague-based International Criminal Court. The law is clear that everybody is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The law does not however, have a jurisdiction over self-condamnation. Is Hon Kenyatta condemning himself over the happenings of 2007/8? We all know what has been happening to the ICC cases with witnesses recanting their statements one after another. Will justice ever be served to the Post-election victims?
Checking through the list of dignitaries invited to the momentous swearing ceremony, one name sticks out. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The Ugandan president who has ensured that democracy is never realized in Uganda. The one man who has silenced every desenting voice to his presidency – including Morgan Tsangirai. What picture does this relationship between the Digital Jubilee Government and President Museveni?
Well, I don’t know, you might not know …but is President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta fooling Kenyans?