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.