The rush by politicians to use their ethnic blocs as bargaining chips in the political game is beginning to worry many Kenyans who fear the cut-throat ... competition could cause violence in a disputed election, as has happened in the recent past.
When UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Goodluck Jonathan as his Special Envoy on Crisis Management in early October it was the first time Jonathan was in the limelight since his presidency ended on 29 May 2015.
These days, he is trying to enjoy a quiet retirement with an occasional foray into diplomacy and local politics.
But we shouldn’t forget his remarkable political career.
As the first sitting president in Nigeria to accept defeat in an election, Jonathan won a lot of kudos for his democratic credentials, telling his compatriots that fighting over the vote was not worth a single drop of blood.