“Like Moses in the Bible who sat at the top of Mt Nebo and saw the future that the people of Israel were about to cross into the promised land, I too have seen our future. That journey has commenced with the release of the Building Bridges Initiative report. More importantly, let us engage in positive discourse (on BBI) with a view to effecting far-reaching change” – President Uhuru Kenyatta – State of the Nation Address (12.11.2020).
In today’s State of the Nation Address, President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped a gem of a political allegory. Which means that the President is only allowed to look into the Promised Land and never enter it.
With this in mind calling himself Moses seems like an easy choice of biblical heroes. Moses seems like a wise-guy and a man of leadership. However, his choices of leadership was the reason why he never was allowed to enter Canaan or the Promised Land. This is why Moses could only gaze over the land from the mountain top, as Joshua and the other leaders could enter it.
Moses was barred to enter the Promise Land because he didn’t trust the Lord and he also disobeyed him. Therefore, it is weird that Kenyatta want to be him. Maybe he doesn’t know the whole tale. There are heroic parts of the leadership of Moses, but plenty of things, which was reasons for God not allow him to enter the Promised Land.
It is like he says Moses saw the future, but forgets he died quickly after that. 30 days later Joshua and the his leadership entered it. So, it seems a bit weird that you want to be the one looking at a dream and not the one entering it. Especially, if you want to succeed and actually implement the BBI.
For me it seems like someone else is supposed to finish this. It isn’t Kenyatta’s job, as he has sinned and disobeyed the Lord. Which is the reason for him to see the implementation of the BBI. It has to be a Joshua who walks in the Promised Land. He will do what Kenyatta never was able to do.
The BBI journey isn’t a 40 year long travel in the wilderness and the desert. However, it has been a time consuming effort since the Fresh Presidential Elections and the the Presidential Handshake. That has bought both Kenyatta and Odinga time.
For a President to chose this allegory and biblical story. It really questions his vision for this thing. Does he think he dies in his own tale and someone else catch-up where he left off? Because, the BBI is a journey like the ones entering promised land. This means, in this story that Kenyatta will never see it and someone else will finish it.
That is why I bugging about who is Joshua? His the leader God hand-picked to enter the Promised Land. The future, which Kenyatta has seen and is barred from entering, because of his sins and not trusting the Lord.
Kenyatta should really address this. Unless, he just want to sound like a Visionary. Continuing where Odinga left off, promising Canaan like he did in the previous election. A promise that he left behind for the BBI. Which is ironic that the same promise is used by Kenyatta now years later, but with an implication of the story. If he wants to follow it biblically.
I personally think that he would prefer that this does not happen to him. Since, that implies a tragic end-game for Kenyatta. I don’t want that for anyone, but when you pick a bible story and a hero. At least do your research. So, that you don’t end up with questions like these.
Being like Moses seeing into future sounds aspiring, but the rest of the story puts that into jeopardy. I don’t Kenyatta thought that far.
So, who is Joshua? I need to know! Peace.