The elections were fought on a party basis, and it is deceptive to imply that it was between the opposition as one united party against President Moi, and the Kenya African National Union (Kanu). Your conclusion that the elections should be re-run with one opposition candidate beats any logic.
The majority of Kenyan voters in their own quiet and peaceful ways, decided, on 29 December 1992, to give President Moi and Kanu the leadership of the country. Your suggestion that they are misused voters is far from the truth.
I do not know who gives you the right to direct the Commonwealth Observer group, the International Republican Institute Observer group, the National Council of Churches or, indeed, any other group that observed the elections what to conclude. These are evidently the same dictatorial tendencies you accuse others of in your leading article.
In his inaugural speech, President Moi stated:
I call upon members of the opposition to take to heart, and seriously, too, that they have a job to do; a job to offer a useful contribution in parliament with the sole aim of building a better Kenya
This is an effort to accommodate the opposition, unless what you have in mind is the total absorption of the opposition parties in Kanu, which would take us back to a one-party system.
Acting High Commissioner
Kenya High Commission
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