August 9 Elections: An Exercise in Futility


Kenyans will go to an election on 9 August, 2022. Kenya’s neighbours are following the elections keenly, since Kenya is the economic hub of East and Central Africa. This is anticipated to be the most competitive elections pitting the Kenya Kwanza coalition led by Ruto and Azimio la Umoja coalition led by Raila.


Constitutionally Kenya is recognized as a sovereign nation, but in reality it remains a colonial farm. So, the occupiers of the apex office in Kenya exist to retain and strengthen the colonial ties. Hence, democratic politics features prominently in offering promises and captivating manifestos as political ladders to deceive the masses that the future is bright. However, the moment the new leadership ascends to power, they implement what serves them, their allies and especially their colonial master’s interests.

Once again Kenyans are at crossroads not knowing either to vote in the Kenya Kwanza coalition or Azimio la Umoja presidential contender. Being at crossroads is informed by the fact that they have swallowed a fallacious bait anchored on the democratic politics. The bait involves engaging in elections after every five-year term based on myopic hope in mirages ‘politicians’ that will solve their problems. Alas! Nothing gets solved by elections, instead things get tougher as time goes despite having a new leadership.

Since the false flag independence in 1963, Kenyans continues to suffer from inconceivable socio-economic and political challenges such as monopolizing public resources by foreign companies, poverty and western-influence political elites. No regime since then has ever tackled the said challenges because they are part of the problem that needs to be solved radically.

The solution lies in removing the democratic system of governance that was shoved in our throats by the western colonialists. A system that thrives in perpetuating gaps and filthiness in all spheres of life. It is a system anchored on and promotes guesswork in the management of peoples’ affairs. ONLY by removing it will offer an opportunity for Kenyans, Africa and the world to finally breath political and socio-economical.

Removing it and in its place to be taken by an Islamic governance system of Khilafah (Caliphate). The Khilafah will prioritize easing the lives of people and NOT tightening the political and socio-economic nooses on their necks, like what is happening currently in Kenya and across the globe. No wonder the regimes use all means at their disposal to ensure that ballot boxes and papers are delivered in remotes areas. However, the same regimes will fail to deliver crucial basic services in the same remote areas!

Political tensions and uncertainties are higher because the system itself is a result of political violence between the ordinary people and the thinkers on one hand against the rulers ‘kings’ and bishops in Europe. As for Kenya the democratic politics is based on tribal affiliations and numbers. Hence, Kenyans are watchful of whatever their leaders’ political statements and directions.

Participating in the elections is alleged to be exercising a democratic right, but in truth you are legitimizing the corruption being committed on land. The primary corruption is to rule people with mental fabrications and not revelation from Allah (swt). ﴿إِنِ ٱلۡحُكۡمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ “Legislation is not but for Allah.” [12. Yusuf: 40]. Therefore, every election cycle we see the same so-called leaders making empty promises but offer nothing in reality. In addition, if they are to fast-track a project, the purpose is not to improve citizens’ lives. But, their main goal is to engage in receiving kickbacks through white elephant projects and privatizing public resources.

Indeed, August 9 elections are nothing but an exercise in futility that will deliver more chaos and pain to those who participated and those who did not. The history on democratic elections across the world offers a clear picture of dysfunctional regimes and desperate humanity drowning in sorrow. A good example is the recent American elections that confirmed to all and sundry that democratic elections are exercises in futility and that there is no hope of tranquility and prosperity via them. America the so-called beacon of democracy officially confirmed that the democratic god has total failed!

In conclusion, we should not waste time in guesswork, instead we should start working for the resumption of the Islamic way of life via the reestablishment of the Khilafah on the method of Prophethood. ﴿وَيَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ يَفۡرَحُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ “And that day the believers will rejoice.” [30. Ar-Rum: 4].

Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by

Ali Nassoro Ali

Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

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