“Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but it gets you nowhere.” Joyce Meyer. On Tuesday, Kenyans went out to vote in their next political leadership, from member of county assembly to the president.
After the voting, everyone was anxious to know if their choice of leaders made it or not. Several hours later, results for the members of county assemblies started trickling in followed by members of parliament and so on.
But all eyes have been on the presidential results. There has been excitement from both sides if the politics side but his excitement has turned into anxiety and tension as the verification process goes on at the national tallying center in Nairobi.
Today is the sixth day after the vote casting. The constitution states that the result should be announced after 7 days which is tomorrow.
For some reason, the anxiety has caused life to be at a standstill. Many Kenyans across all sectors are yet to fully resume work. They need to move on with their work and fend for families and relatives.
There has been a lot of misinformation and disinformation across the country with most of it coming from social media users . This has led to Kenyans into panic and worry of the outcome of the results. Some Businesses remain closed because they do not want to have losses should chaos erupt.
The tension and anxiety across the political divide may be a risk to the economy, we are still recovering from COVID-19 which hit us just as the country was recovering from the 2017 general elections.
The cost of living skyrocketed and life was almost unbearable. The Uhuru administration tried as much to handle the pandemic.
Between now and when results are announced we have to choose the path of progress.
“Natujenge taifa letu ee ndio wajibu wetu Kenya istahili heshima, tuungane mikono pamoja kazini kila siku tuwe na shukrani.” a line from the National anthem, should be our daily mantra.
Congratulations to the next president