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Opinion: Kenyatta is right, Kenya has potential, but not under his rule!

Uhuru Kenyatta dropped his sort of Ted Talks video-clip on the platform of Daily Nation Newspaper on Saturday, the 7th September 2019. It was supposed to be a motivation speech on how the republic can progress and become a powerhouse like China and Singapore.

Surely, every state and every nation can at one point go into the supreme, get into a higher grander economic and financial stability. That is if the elites, the citizens and the public really wants to strive for that. Alas, at this point, the dynasties doesn’t want that or work for that.

Kenyatta and the Building Bridges Initiative doesn’t do that. If it did, it would have made a difference and put a few more brothers on the pedestal since the handshake in question. However, there is none and for a reason.

The cartels, the elites and the landowners are not interested in big financial development, neither is the state itself; the ones governing is more preoccupied with eating and being spoilt. Than thinking of or even caring about delivering anything substantial to the plate.

Kenyatta in the video sounded like a visitor, someone who popped by Nairobi on his way to Cape Town. Someone who just saw something unique and fresh, thinking this place has options and markets that can be developed, but his been in charge for one term already and in his second year of his second term. He should sound differently, than a NGO or Bilateral Financial Institution. Because that is what he did.

The President was not showing his finesse nor his knowledge. Neither showing signs of progression or hope in his message. More mediocre PR stunt to salvage some grace for September. Not thinking of the implications of his governing or his ways of running things. Surely, the Eurobonds, the scandals and the grand corruption continue to persist. Still, he will say that Kenya can become the next Singapore.

Even if we know that is not true at this junction, because the Political Actors, the ones running the show hasn’t an interest or an care to function that way. That means they cannot eat and that they have to deliver proper public services on the taxpayers money. Not go on big entourage trips eating and living lavish, being at conferences speaking like living legends and then later complain that some ministry is diminishing.

Well, that is why Kenyatta should relax, we know his game, we know the Big-4 and the BBI. We know and he can lie, but we will not eat it. We know that the stakes are high and the concern of the leadership is to find ways to eat. As long as that is key memo, than the development and the changes of society comes second. They are using office for selfish reasons and not for the public.

That is why the Jubilee, the Kenyatta administration will not succeed. In addition, it starts from the top, as his own interests come before the Republic. If not, why is the milk and other businesses thriving, while the state is evaporating.

Well, that is because the leadership is eating, without considering what happens when the kitchen is empty, and there no budget for buying more stock. Peace.

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Another look into the BBI!

The BBI is therefore a mockery, a waste of time, a waste of resources and a rubber stamping exercise” (Orengo P: 24, 2019).

Again, there is a new light put on the handshake and the Building Bridge Initiative (BBI), which has no been investigated. I have taken out a part quotes of the September Report from the Uwazi Consortium. This is really showing the truth of the partnership, agreement and the supposed institution of the BBI.

This is really showing that the Jubilee and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) or the Kenyatta and Odinga working together with this one. What is really striking is that BBI is built on a lie. Since, there is no structure or place where the BBI resides. There is neither a budget nor public documentation, other than the flimsy agreements between the parties. This shows that its a sideshow and not a real government portfolio.

Key quotes from the Report:

The BBI task force has no known physical addresses for its offices. While sources indicated that its secretariat has offices at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) buildings, enquiries made at the reception of the same buildings did not confirm this. Nor does the task force have a website, postal address, telephone number(s) or email address(s). In the modern world, a website is perhaps more important than a physical address. As such, if an organization has no website, it is almost as if it does not exist” (Orengo P: 19, 2019).

First, if the State is the one underwriting operations of BBI, it is important for the operational budget of this institution to be made public to give opportunity for relevant oversight institutions to test the budget performance of the Initiative against the constitutional principles of fiscal responsibility. Second, and more significant, the BBI is anticipated to make wide-ranging reform recommendations that bear on the governance structure of the country including the electoral management system and a the structure of the executive. These recommendations touch on the core of Kenya’s statehood and sovereignty and will only be effected by way of a referendum” (Orengo P: 23, 2019).

When you see what the Report says. It is really a mirage of an organization. The BBI is big-words, but no signs of existence. It is a paper-tiger. There is no proof of the jurisdiction, budget or anything profound. Certainly, this shows what Odinga and Kenyatta have built with this. They are building a insignificant house on sand and we can just await a storm. Than the non-existent building will be destroyed.

That is why the Technical Committee proposals is really big-big, but possible significant changes if their implemented. Which is both concerning the election petitions and the arrangement of the Executive.

Important BBI Technical Committee Proposals:

Limit election petitions to one petition and one appeal(save for presidential election which ends at petition at SCoK), e.g. county/regional assembly: petition at High Court and one appeal at High court; others: petition at High Court and appeal at the CoA)” (BBI, 2019).

Constitution

– Restructure the Executive to re-introduce a parliamentary system

A president elected by a college of legislatures

Functions of the President as defined in the Annexure

A Prime minister and cabinet appointed as per annexure.

Public service commensurate with the above proposals

– Provide for establishment of a national and regional electoral commissions, whose members are nominated by political parties” (BBI, 2019).

As we see, the organization is built on shady ground. Therefore, it is hard to feel the possible touches of BBI. As it is a mirage of the leaders in the Republic. They are not even showing the proof of its existence, unless your downloading the paperwork of the Technical Committee, the appointments and the agreements between Kenyatta and Odinga.

That is why, it is only the headlines, the comments made in the media. Alas, the organization wants to make adjustment for the republic, but per documentation. It doesn’t even exist. The BBI should show proof of where it reside, if it has a budget or even is just mockery of a handshake, which has created peace between to parties. However, there is no other proof of what it does or where it be.

That means, the Technical Committee of BBI could suddenly appear from wherever, the same can the minutes, the conferences or the planned reforms. Since, there is no natural existence.

The BBI should prove its place, because now its hard to believe anything it does. Another Ghost-Operation, I suppose. Peace.

Reference:

BUILDING BRIDGES INITIATIVE – TECHNICAL COMMITTEE PROPOSALS, 2019

Ken Orengo – ‘“Captured” at ConCeption:The Unlikely Promise of BBI and the Quest for Reforming Kenya’ – Uwazi Consortium, September 2019)

Opinion: Judiciary is reaffirming what we already knew about the Building Bridges Initiative!

Despite submitting themselves to the process, the country’s top judges called the bluff of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), almost falling short of accusing them of purporting to reinvent the wheel” (…) “Unless BBI addresses itself with honesty, candour and courage to the question of why these existing institutions and initiatives are sub-optimal in their outcomes, then it is report will merely join the already existing large body of work to be ignored, undermined or poorly implemented,” the judges say” (Nzau Musau – ‘How Judiciary called the Building Bridges Initiative team’s bluff ‘ 01.09.2019, Standard Media).

The Building Bridges Initiative is a fashionable way of making dialogue between two parties, the ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta after the Fresh Presidential Elections of 2017. However, the BBI has been a side-show and a stepping stone. It has not been refreshing idea or organization to reinstitute anything.

What the BBI has done is to dismantle and reconfigure the opposition in a way, where they are technically the opposition, but not really. Since the Opposition like Odinga is a half-way Prime Minister, but not as Super-CS Fred Matiang’i. Odinga has a sort of governmental role, but hasn’t at the same time.

While the President is buying time by letting associates and people connected to Odinga working together on a invisible projects, where the Odinga walking around and being supported. As the government doesn’t have a main opponent. On the other hand the state also get Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka too and hires him to fixed position in South Sudan. We can reassure that Moses Wetangula is acting as an opposition and also Musalia Mudavadi, because they have not gotten honourable roles by the Jubilee. If they had, they would have taken it to eat too.

Odinga sold the NASA and CORD as he got affiliated the President through the BBI. They are using the BBI as a shield. As much as they are using that has also been co-operating closely because of the famous handshake. They both started a team play, where they can play for the gallery, not really do much. Have a committee and technical team, but it will not reinvent or change anything. It is buying time … for the next elections in 2021.

The BBI is buying time for the ODM and Jubilee. Also, WDM in the mix. But the FORD-Kenya and ANC feels left behind. They are not on the spoils of the poorly coordinated BBI, which even the JSC is saying.

It is a smokescreen and a play for the facade. The BBI was made to ensure peace, but at the same buy time. Nothing else. You can make it fancy, but when its not delivering anything substantial other than giving people titles. It is really not something workable and functional unit.

This is not making better institutions, but only ensure jobs for the ones connected. Peace.

EACC: Investigations into Corruption Allegations in Kiambu County Government (23.05.2019)

Eurobond 3.0: Marching the state into a debt-trap!

“Kenya has accepted offers of Sh210 billion in a third Eurobond it has named the “Kachumbari bond”, which will be used to repay other loans and fund unspecified infrastructure projects” (Daily Nation, 18.05.2019).

There are already been several of warnings on the rising levels of debt under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. The Jubilee has raised levels to unbearable levels and certainly, this will hit the economy at one point. As the grace-periods and the repayment levels will eat huge parts of the budgets. This is because of the reckless spending, the grandeur of grand corruption and whatever else the state has spent their ill-gotten funds at.

Because, this isn’t funny, this is spoiling the future and destroying the trust of the financial institution, the value of the currency and also the financial markets. This is all done because of an political elite has found a way of eating, which will in the end cost the state more in the long run. It is a quick fix to take up a loan, but the loans has to be repaid and usually with interest. That means it will not only cost the initial loans, but also the added interests. Plus it will be more damaging if the state cannot pay for it and have to default on the loans. Than it might loose its collateral and has to give away valuable assets, licenses of extractions and others just to barley get by.

This will be legacy of Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party. As they pre-occupied with one scandal after another. As the State is busy scheming finding new ways to eat, instead of finding ways to serve the public. The elite is so hectic about it, it needs to rehash old tricks to fund themselves.

When you have to take up loans for unspecified infrastructure projects, you know its not really that serious. You are just gambling on debt, raising debt and creating an evil cycle of debt management, which in the end will make the state poorer and poorer. As you have to raise more and more funds to have capacity to serve the old loans, while taking up new to cover for the old ones. In the end giving an alcoholic one more beer on credit and not expecting him to want another one after his finished with the first one. That makes you a fool, not cool and aloof.

There isn’t anything good coming out of this, unless you buy yourself land, house and even pay off old creditors, but why care right? Because, you have to down the line find new creditors to keep up with the newly created debt. You might cover for the old debt, but at one point you have to pay for this one too. Its a cycle of slow-destruction, instead of gaining revenue in a natural order. This is just bloating the financial markets, creating a giant bubble, which at one point will burst.

Than, you have a headache you cannot handle. This should be known by the Presidency and the Cabinet itself. This should be basic knowledge, but seemingly they are to happy to eat. That they are filling their pockets and ensuring their wealth is created. While the public in desperation should wonder, why could their representatives misuse their trust, misuse their power and their ability?

Why? Could the state take up three rounds of massive loans, which has nothing to show for. Other than more debt and becoming trapped in cycle, where you only loose and never win. Peace.

Opinion: Odinga’s “New Kenya” is Canaan 2.0!

A new Kenya is signaling. You will see things happening. We are only waiting for members of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and then President Uhuru Kenyatta and myself will give direction on the impending referendum” Raila Odinga on the 11th May 2019

Well, you can do a trick once, but not do it twice and get away with it. Especially if it is a rouse. In this manner, the Opposition Leader turned unofficial Prime Minister Raila Odinga have overstepped his boundaries. He is now promising Canaan reloaded, Canaan 2.0 or whatever version you will call it and label it the “New Kenya”, like the promises of late, where he would people to Canaan. This cannot go now.

The leader is besieged and he cannot win, that because he sworn himself in as the Second President after the Fresh Presidential Elections in 2017 and since then sold himself on the alter of the Building Bridges Initiative, where he is securing himself and his party, but not the pledges of getting people to Canaan. Unless, your the elite and the cartels supporting Jubilee, than your saved from the hurdles of life and even Huduma Namba.

The rest awaiting in oblivion and not seeing hope, that is why even activists getting detained and people are getting killed without any concern. The government continues and moves on, they are appointing cronies to state owned corporations and boards like there is no tomorrow. They are busy eating, while the public is starving.

Therefore, it is rich that Odinga now promises a “New Kenya”, when he promised a Canaan for so long. Surely, he went to greener pastures and left the Republic behind. Left the victims of his resistance and his acts against the government, until the famous handshake. A handshake that secured his future and his party future, but not the public. That is why he has to give another rouse.

He has to offer something new to blind the masses and hope that people get caught into it. There will be now “New Kenya” like there was no Canaan. Except if you are one of the ones who has gotten ill-gotten wealth during the time of Jubilee.

The will be roads made of gold, there will be no golden age and not serviceable government, the elite and the politicians are busy finding ways to eat, not to treat or even ensure the citizens are taken care off. Because their first job is to get taken care off themselves. This is shown, again and again.

Odinga is just one of them and shown it with force this time. You cannot pull a rabbit out of the hat twice, sooner or later the trick will be revealed and how you hidden the animal. That is now obvious and there is no way out for ODM leader. Peace.

Opinion: Odinga defends Uhuru(!!) – The Road to Canaan has Ended Part II

I don’t think it is the duty of the President to fire anybody, this was a State of the Nation Address for him to say what in his view the nation was doing, and I think in that regard he did very well in highlighting key issues affecting the lives of Kenyans” Raila Odinga’s Defense of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation Address (04.04.2019).

Well, the Building Bridges Initiative and the Handshake between ODM Leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta is surely paying off. As all the ones in the Opposition are highlighting things like they were state officials. If they were Musalia Mudavadi, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka or Raila Odinga himself. They were all loyal subjects of the Republic.

Especially, showing this today… was the former Presidential Candidate, the NASA Leader and former CORD leader too. He was on fire defending Kenyatta and his administration. In a manner, that only Murkomen cannot do it better. Today, he could have switched parties and become a Jubilee syncopate. There would be no different really.

What Odinga said today and what his peers did too. Shows that the ODM and the rest of the Opposition are an obvious elite, whose has interests in the state and eating themselves. They are not interested in the Kenyan people or their plights. That they are only interested in and invested in during elections, but the rest of the time. They want to be connected to the good graces of the State House. So, they can eat as well.

Odinga could have been any minister in the Jubilee Cabinet today. Any sort of Cabinet Secretary or a Prime Minister in coalition government, because, he is directly supporting the President with no effort. In a manner, that is unnatural and obliviously showing his intention.

The Handshake has offered him a role and his now playing it out. The ODM leader is clearly seeking favours and showing loyalty. Instead of being genuine and sincere. Because, this is the busy eating politician. Nothing else really. It is his turn to eat again. He has made himself an office on the cost of the handshake and is now showing a token of appreciation of it.

If, you believe the NASA is a reliable opposition. Today, they have shown their true face. Some has turned before, like Kalonzo and I said by the Handshake, that Canaan had ended. Because, Odinga came to Canaan. However, the public did not. Just the hungry elite, eating of the plate of everyone else. Peace.

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