Kenya: Elections Observation Group (ELOG) – ELOG By-Elections Observation Preliminary Statement (19.05.2021)

Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA): Press Statement on the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association on Independence of the Judiciary and the Unwarranted Attacks on Judges (18.05.2021)

One Kenya Alliance: Press Release – Principals Meeting (18.05.2021)

Kenya: Stephen Kalonzo Mysoka – Strengthening the Fabric of our Democracy through Consultations, Respect for Institutions and the Rule of Law (17.05.2021)

Kenya: Press Release by the Youths United for Kenya Released on 17th May 2021 at Nairobi (17.05.2021)

Kenya: Musalia Mudavadi Centre – Let’s not disparage Court over BBI Ruling (15.05.2021)

Kenya: Building Bridges Inititiative (BBI) National Secretariat – Press Statement (14.05.2021)

Kenya: Building Bridges Inititiative (BBI) National Secretariat – Press Statement (12.05.2021)

Opinion: The BBI is a hill not worth to die on

The Building Bridges Initiative to National Unity or the BBI is not worth all of this. It is the works of the elites and for the elites. This is a referendum packaged in a massive flamboyant imprint, but the product is flawed. It promise salvation, betterment and greatness, but will only deliver agony.

As the BBI in the current form is only beneficial for the ones running for office. For the next President and his Cabinet Secretaries. This is to ensure more loyalty for the elected officials, but not to change Parliament or the governance for something substantial better.

No, the peace-offering between Kenyatta and Odinga was good. It bought them together and brought peace. They became civil and even acted as kin. The Orange Democratic Movement went from opposition to a blind ally. The Jubilee had suddenly a super majority and no real opposition. As the other parties of the National Super Alliance was left with little to nothing. This whole term the government has practically been run without any real opposition and “yes-men” surrounding him.

They release the Joint Press Release today just to push for it even more. As they are pursuing a possible end-game and a final victory for it. They want it too happen, as they have put all the eggs in this basket. Not like the President or his unofficial Prime Minister haven’t traded all the goods to sell this legislation. The President have seemingly given up all the promises of Jubilee and the Big Four. On the other hand, Odinga bailed on Promised Land and “Canaan” over this.

That is why for these two to come out good from this term. They need this enacted and be a success. Because there is little other to achieve. They need the BBI to work and be their joint venture. Not that it will serve the general public or do any good. However, they will sell it like a saving grace. Though, the ones who has studied it knows it will not do what these two are saying.

Everyone with a little knowledge knows that this one is only bad. Nevertheless, Kenyatta and Odinga needs to go all in. It is not like they have anything else to sell. This is what they have done and worked for over the last three years. Not like the President can show stadiums, a profitable SGR or anything else. He cannot even say his been conclusive on his forever battle with corruption. There is only a lot of disappointments and failures, which he doesn’t want to be associated with.

That is why Kenyatta and Odinga needs the BBI to passed. Even if it is based on a lie and built on a foundation of sand. The house will be torn to piece by a storm and be washed away by the waves. Still, the sand-castle seems so magnificent and speaks volume of the time making it presentable. As soon as the winds changes and the waves start hitting its walls. The sand will not muster strength and hold it up. It will give way and vanish.

The same will happen to all the promises of the BBI. The BBI will only deliver the good results for the next President and his allies. There will be no redemption and good gifts. This will only further the expenses of the state without any proper justification for added domestic revenue. Neither does the mechanisms and the other adjustments really deliver on old promises either. It is just a flamboyant way of getting more power to the Head of State. Making sure the person on top has more control and can rule supreme.

Kenyatta and Odinga has wasted this term on the BBI. If this is how they will be remembered. It is surely a tragic way of Kenyatta to end his second term. Not to mention that Odinga went from standing strong in opposition in two elections to sell his soul on the altar of BBI. He went all in and will not even get proper reforms or changes that his talked about for years. This is just serving the dynasties, cartels and not creating anything tangible.

The BBI is the trick and the hustle. That has broken the Republic, but also shown the ugly side of the political elite. How they think they can fool anyone and get away with murder. Because, this is a homicide and a destruction of the Constitution. Just so someone can get more power. That is the gist of this bill and this legislation. That they are selling like a remedy against bad governance. However, it will not deliver and will not work. Only a fool buys into this thing and believes the stories.

The two bedfellows have to merry and be giddy about it. They know the verdict and the victims of it. They know and we know… that’s why its weird that this is the hill they decided to die on. Peace.

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