By Sironka Ole Masharen
Historians of my irk are pretty aware of how events shape and crystallize into revolutions. For instance, the riots leading to the capture of the Bastille in France on July14, 1789 triggered the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was the symbol of tyranny and henceforth its fall signified the end of repression among the French people.
Is Kenya today slowly being led to this path of a popular revolution? Is the IEBC issue the crux of the matter or is it just being used as a decoy? Are there other simmering issues of a socio-economic nature that Kenyans hold dearly in their hearts?
Most importantly and judging from recent international events; is Kenya slowly forfeiting her place in the civilized community of nations?
Indeed, conditions in a society have to be very bad before men in any large numbers will rise against a democratically constituted govt. Remember that men will not risk everything for nothing.