Opinion: The BBI is a way to upgrade the political elite

Today was the official launch after the newest Building Bridges Initiative for National Unity Report was delivered. It is just mere days since it came to the public. Since the it has been praised and questioned. The motives are clear as day. That this Report will make the President more powerful and ensure the reign of the one will give way to a stronger Commander-In-Chief and Head of State. In a manner, which haven’t been seen in a while

The BBI Report also ushers in other positions, which is also appointed by the President. Also, others who are de facto weakening the independence of the Judiciary. Which is all things the current President wants.

They are trying to sell this a referendum the public wants or needs. The final stage of rejuvenating the Constitution to perfection. Ensure the bottlenecks and the failing issues are closed. They are sealing of the quarters, the National Assembly and giving doughnuts to counties. That is just the mere reality. In a way to make it a national need, instead of the elites with a few wordings. While the biggest changes are in-connection with the Presidency and the Higher Ranking positions. Which all will benefit the political elite. They will make things more stable, but give the President more power.

The BBI has been a way to make Raila Odinga a Kingmaker and made him government spokesperson. Odinga have become a man who works for the government, while his party been officially the Leaders of Opposition, which is a juxtaposition, if there ever was one. It has sidelines Deputy President William Ruto, but he will now jump on the train to sing this reggae too.

President Uhuru Kenyatta bough a piece of mind with the Handshake. He brought the Opposition to a standstill and soften the blow of the fraudulent elections of 2017. It has given him a free space and only offered tokens to the opposition. This is why he hasn’t faced anything of substance or such. That is why this BBI is favouring his needs and what he wants.

Kenyatta is getting all the things he wished he had. Because, he never accepted the powers given to the Judiciary and the Courts. Neither, has he approved of the things that has given his less power as the Executive. Uhuru wanted so much more and not just having partial power. That is why his all for these changes. It would be a blessing for him and therefore, it is the sort of legal changes, which he wants to anoint in his term.

The BBI is an exercise for a very limited few. They might say it is for the public and the betterment of the public. They have a few anecdotes and words, which reflects the needs of Kenya. However, they are minor, but the important are the ones that affects the central leadership. These are the ones winning in this battle and the BBI is for them.

This here isn’t for the poor of Kisumu, Lodwar, Marsabit, Wajir, Kilifi or in Lamu. No, this is for the political elites of Nairobi. This is troubles made for the political elites and their dynasties. The BBI is the upper echelon and the cartels. They claim maybe to serving the public doing this, but the ones gaining from this is the big-men. The loser is the general public who are pawns in their game.

Just like the rigged elections took the public for granted. The same does the BBI. It is just all flair, show and a circus sprinkled with a power move for the almighty. There are no generosity or charity here. Only a poignant fact that the ones in power intends to stay and use their time to consolidate it.

The BBI is a trick, which is there to fool. They come with the idea, ideals and ethical conundrums, but the key aspects is to deliver more to the most high. Peace.

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