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ANC Urges Leaders to Respect Conference Resolutions and to Refrain from Engaging in Public Spats (15.01.2020)

Kenya: ANC – Steering Committee on Implementation of BBI Task Force Report (13.01.2020)

Opinion: The BBI gets a second life

Who know that Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta would be such good friends and able to enhance their friendship to this level. Now, its officially gazetted on the 10th January 2020 that the Taskforce for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). It has delivered a report, but not amount to much. It’s a dream for some, but nothing has gone anywhere.

The BBI seems like buying Kenyatta and Odinga time. We can wonder for what, but its not to implement anything. It is to secure the shaky Jubilee Alliance and Party. Which is already at war with itself these days. Even if it two years to the next election and no end-game in sight. Except for whose next to eat.

The BBI seems like a forged declaration of promises, dream and ending the stalemate between the two. Why I have little faith in it?

Well, Odinga promised Canaan and the promised land. He ditched that for the BBI. Where he stopped addressing the flaws of the Fresh Presidential Elections and the Courts justifications for those. As they were able to nullify the first ones.

Still, with this deal. He sealed the Presidency and this term. He gave way. Uhuru has paid scraps for a friendly opposition and making National Super Alliance (NASA) fragile. The ODM reign supreme, while the others has gotten little or none. Like Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has gotten some leafs, but the other principals has been ditched in the fire-sale.

Now, William Ruto and the TangaTanga feels betrayed, as they getting the same attacks, the same treatment as NASA did earlier. The supposed friends and allies of Kenyatta. Still, Kenyatta now values more the BBI, than the previous partners. Who knows why, but the same actions happens now and lack of respect.

It is like BBI is a shield of salvation for the ODM, but it ended the mission. The BBI Report and the Second Round. Is just validating that, as the promises was never kept. Not like the Jubilee are keeping theirs with their ghost projects, grand corruption and dysfunctional Big Four. It all seems like cooked campaigning by Cambridge Analytica, instead of the realpolitik from the Executive and the Cabinet Secretaries.

BBI is a smokescreen and at the same redeeming for the two who did the handshake. The BBI is just buying time. There is no proof of anything. Its all talk and no play. Empty promises and false hope. When you have already sold that before, either as Jubilee or as NASA. The deal is already set in motion.

The Blowing the Budget Initiative (BBI), that’s what it is. If not its the Big-Big Insult (BBI). Peace.

Opinion: Ruto, Raila didn’t destroy Jubilee, Jubilee will do that on its own..

Deputy President William Ruto now claims that Raila Odinga destroyed the Jubilee party, the coalition party created before the election in 2017 and the direct coalition between TNA and URP in 2013. However, that is far from the truth.

Who Ruto should first blame is that Cambridge Analytica apparently didn’t do all their jobs, make the manifestos, the party structure and fix the bugs within the party before the 2017 elections. Also, the lack of structure from the previous one. If someone from the outside like Raila can destroy a party by a handshake and phony taskforce with the BBI. Than, the Party clearly is built on sand and not on mountain soil.

Not, that I trust Ruto a little second, a minute or an hour to tell the truth. There are a few ghosts projects, lack of stadiums and non-action in concern of the Big-Four. Which is enough grounds for me to not trust his words. However, he is still the second in command. His still powerful and has his hands in things.

What is bugging me out, why go after Raila? Is it because he knows it futile and lackluster to go after Uhuru Kenyatta? Because it takes two to tango. It takes two individuals to make a handshake. If not your handshaking yourself and that is a sad vision. Like agreeing with yourself and thinking your spouse will think the same without mentioning the paradigm shift. This is how it seems like, the DP is in hot-water, instead of blaming the ones with Executive and Head of State. He goes for the man semi-government position and blasting him.

Ruto knows this, his a seasoned politician, a conning one at that. His not the Mr. Lova-Lova and the packs of candy crushers. No, his a man who uses the force of his position and trying to configure the best deals out of things. It wouldn’t be Ruto if so.

Somewhere in Ruo’s head, Raila is living debt-free and playing around. His a mystique and mesmerizing character who toys with all of his emotions. Ruto should feel humiliated by Kenyatta and his camp in Jubilee. That they let his men fall and himself gets touched by the state. He should go to the state house and talk. Instead of throwing shade at Raila.

This just make the whole concept and the whole idea of Jubilee, look like a cook-up from Cambridge Analytica and future progress from Emerdata. If they will hire the same guys to reconfigure the party again.

Who knows, but DP Ruto seems fishing and out of bound. The destruction of Jubilee, will come from within itself. It doesn’t need help from Raila and BBI. Even if BBI is screwed way of giving relevance to the ODM and Odinga himself. Still, its just benign and beneath his office. Though that is not new in his regard. Peace.

RSA: Eskom – Stage 2 loadshedding to continue until 06:00 on (09.01.2020)

Kenya: IEBC – Subject: IEBC is not Punching Bag for Political Mileage (08.01.2020)

RSA: Eskom stops loadshedding earlier than planned with no loadshedding expected tomorrow (05.01.2020)

RSA: Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 22:00 tonighet until 08:00 on Sunday (04.01.2019)

Opinion: Leaks shows the extensive cooperation between Cambridge Analytica and Kenyatta

It is for many common knowledge that the Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) Elections and Cambridge Analytica (CA) involvement in the two elections in 2017. They were direct partners and the guys behind the scene for the incumbent and the Jubilee Party. These was all doing work to secure the President Uhuru Kenyatta second term.

There been plenty of speculation and the inner-works of the Cambridge Analytica team in Kenya together with SCL Elections. What Hindsight 2020 leaks are showing is the behind scenes operations of CA and SCL in regards to Kenyatta. It doesn’t show what they really did, nor the data-sets, what they collected or if they were in cahoots with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which has been reported and speculated about. Since, the IEBC wouldn’t open their servers nor their tallies from the elections. Therefore, even in 2020 we cannot know what is there or if the IP-Address or direct connection with the CA.

Isaac Ndung’u or Isaac Kanino from Kanino Global limited who on behalf of Kenyatta and the Jubilee mailed the CA. What more the leaks shows is that SCL was already one the making the brand and the foundation for TNA/Jubilee in 2013 and their continued work with Kenyatta and Jubilee was an extension of what it had done in the past.

They made extensive plans and had a whole idea of what they were going to do. Not only a little survey, but a major one. Ensure they audit the whole party, their messages, their communications and even their speeches. That means, SCL/CA was the party within the party and the organizer hired to run a party and what is perceived by. As well, as ensuring the messages it spreads got into the media and understood by the public.

The SCL/CA even offered directly a Communication Team by monthly fees of $55,000 per month. What this shows still what intent and what services the SCL/CA did for Jubilee. As they were outsiders, whose known for collecting information from social media and make analysis for political parties. Surely, they would do the same data crunch for Kenyatta and Jubilee. Even if they don’t mention this in any of the documents, they still tried to sell the holistic campaign package. Which means, they wanted to run the whole thing, especially if the Kenyans paid and the SCL/CA in the leaked mails and documents shows that Jubilee was one of the biggest contracts.

That means the Jubilee and Kenyatta really used the services to an extent we cannot grasp. Even with these sort of leaks. But we don’t have the payouts from Jubilee nor the Government. Neither, do we have the MoU, the NDAs and Contract itself. However, we do know they did business and SCL/CA was proud of it. That says it all. As we know by what happen over the years, what the contractors was doing elsewhere and why shouldn’t they do that in Kenya too?

To think otherwise is naive. We miss still a few dots, but every little inkling shows what they did and what they offered. Now, we just need more of their print, their stamp and approved works. Than, we can say how deep these companies was involved in the Jubilee and with Kenyatta’s campaign. We are damn sure the Kenyans paid them a handsome sum of cash and surely operational fees. But, then we know, that Kenyatta and his team didn’t use their wit, but used technical and data collected from others to actually create his messages and run his campaign. He couldn’t even bother trying to do it on his own or with his advisers. That is weak tea. Peace.

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