With corruption in the electoral process so common in Africa, one noted that it had been just as prevalent in the recent elections in Nigeria, but the public reaction had been muted there. In Kenya, however, with the public and the opposition parties protesting volubly and openly, this was a good sign.
Much reliance, of course, has been placed on the EU election observers who have been quick to complain that the polls were doctored and that the electoral process lacked "transparency".
As with Pakistan, therefore, we have EU actors championing democracy for the people, against corrupt politicians. When it comes to the
One of our forum members makes the obvious comparison, which is hard to better. The only material difference between Kenya and the EU member states, it would seem, is that we are not rising up and slaughtering the ruling classes - yet.