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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of editorial entitled "The future of our country lies in healthy consultation" by Kenyan newspaper The Standard website on 27 November
With the referendum dust yet to settle, the nation finds itself inevitably pondering the implications of the Monday vote and the possible lessons for our nascent democracy.
In deed, at the basic level, there may be as many interpretations - of the 3.5 million votes garnered by Orange against Banana's 2.5 million - as there are stars in the sky.
But what cannot be disputed is that in the referendum vote was a pregnant lesson for the political elite.