The Kenya’s Court of Appeal ruled by majority decision that the next general election must be held on March 2013 though resistance by civil society often funded by members of the international community lobby for a December 2012 poll.
The Kenya’s electoral body IEBC slated March 4, 2013 as the elections date.
President Kibaki has often given a strange signal with regard to the elections date while the Country’s prime Minister, Mr Odinga, has sought a 2012 date.
Kibaki, knows the coming elections are worrying the international community which supports the civil society and NGO’s which are primary in gathering intelligence for their financiers.
The worry is that, the interested players do not know the outcome, hence if a 2012 election manifests, current projections would favor Odinga, hence ample time to court and coin deals and association with Odinga.
President Kibaki is on record telling off the international community about the Kenyan general election quoting the courts as the decision maker on the matter, this signals his knowledge of their discomfort.
The president with this knowledge and deep reservation for such players, snubbed diplomats perceived partisan to such processes and engagements with the civil society.
President Kibaki is worried about a stable and a less Western-influenced system of governance in Kenya, this system has rather divided the country socio-politically and brought down economic development.
President Kibaki is hoping to achieve both a trademark in national politics and set a benchmark for leadership that will ensure political and economic development that is sustainable and less dependent on Western policies and financial-politics.
The President also hopes to secure a heir to the throne who will ensure the above is achieved to safeguard the economic gains made by Kenya and the East and Central Africa region.