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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Opinion: Car Grants over the Constitution

Today, the various of counties is voting on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report and ensuring the verdict for a possible referendum. That happens after the Members of County Assemblies (MCA) are promised a two million shillings car-grant at their disposal. That is promised to further their resolve and ability to serve their representative function, but we know the drill of this. This is a pay-off and a literal kick-back to get them to vote in favour of the BBI.

It is a sweetener and incentive to get a car-grant. People would not deny that. To get free money or a free car plus allowances and possible higher wages. Is all a sweet deal. That without doing anything for it. Then showing up at the County Assembly and vote for a bill in favour of the government.

BBI is for the dynasties and the elites. The BBI isn’t to better the Republic. The ones who believes that is foolish, as the changes of the Constitution is to give more power to the Executive Branch and ensure some more perks for the closest associates. That is the reality of it all.

Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta can act differently. They can say it is for the betterment, but that is still not the case. This is just a scheme and a safety-net for them. Also, to achieve the due process they want. It is their bargain and not something the public asked for.

The BBI is the bastard-child of these two. It is the one that will be synonymous with both. The handshake and the arrangement thereafter. This is the deal and what they had to offer. It shows their concern and what they are willing to do.

None of them can say anything else. This is the sort of play they push. They are responsible and it is their endgame. These folks can act a fool, but we shouldn’t get caught by the hype. The reality is the bleak aftermath of the BBI. That the one in power will absorb much more and have a bigger advantage. This is something they will not state, but the proof is in the pudding.

The BBI isn’t a deal for the masses. No, it is for the next President and his Court. It s for the next government and next person to rule supreme. The one who get the throne after Kenyatta. Will eat good and enjoy the spoils the BBI created. It will give more leeway.

Not that its nearly impossible. Since, Kenyatta with the BBI and handshake muffled, silenced and bought his opposition. They cannot go after him and must support him, as they are contained by the BBI. It has been a blessing, as Odinga have been the ‘cleaner’ and the defender of the state. While supposed to be an ‘opposition’ leader. It has been a golden era that way for him. Nobody will get the same satisfaction in the future. However, Kenyatta and his Jubilee fixed it.

Now that its steamrolling in the Counties. The next is the referendum itself. Which will be different, but the IEBC is ready to deliver. Just like it has done with other elections. Don’t be shocked if chickens, goats and kittens votes for the BBI. There always be a friendly ghost in Caspar to seal the deal. The general public don’t even have to support it. They still have the algorithms from the Fresh Presidential Elections to use in their advantage.

So, well… Super Tuesday is a positive day for ODM and Jubilee. Let see how this plays out but expect it to be in favour of the regime. That is how things are going. Nothing else stopping them and that is the truth. Peace.

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Opinion: Kenyatta’s bedfellows give him sleepless nights

It is now soon the final term of President Uhuru Kenyatta. You would think he would try to finish the Big Four and mighty pledges promised through two campaigns. However, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bought him peace, but it has also undressed the political elite. That is what has happened and it has vitalized the 2022 elections.

Kenyatta is showing that he has ushered in new bedfellows, which is now undermining him. They are not directly doing it, but the whole ordeal and execution of it is clearly hurting the President. Together with Raila Odinga he made this happen. The whole handshake and BBI. They are in this together and have had scheme now. That have overpowered the rest of the state organization and government policies. This is why the other pledges and matters seems to cease to exist.

Kenyatta have also made a deal with KANU. Also going into a coalition with Gideon Moi. This was certainly a move of powerful. While he offered a Envoy role to Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka. In that regard paying of another party. So, that he had three parties plus his own in his hands. The President had ODM, KANu and WDM. They were all loyal bedmates.

While he did all this. He forgot his Deputy-President William Ruto. The one he was supposed to sleep with and be a tender partner too. The President was to work with a collective effort together. These two had campaigned for each other twice. They had been on the battlefield together and brought this government in as a coalition and a united party. Now, years later and close to the next election. These two seems like scorn exes who was betrayed by their lover.

Kenyatta should be happy his term is soon over. He is supposed to settle and ensure his legacy. Even as terrible as that may… he isn’t doing anyone any favours by dismissing his own DP. These two are from the same government and same party. Still, they seems to be miles apart and that someone has been deceitful.

Over all these years, if someone should be shielded and work together it should have been Kenyatta and Ruto. In ordinary fashion these should be buddy buds and partners in crime. Kenyatta and Ruto should resolve their terms. They should use the last final year to deliver the Big Four and everything else. However, the BBI have overshadowed that and its Grand Corruption scandals too. It just like all the bedfellows have stopped keeping the government accountable and only focus on the BBI.

It is the politicking of Kenyatta that got him here. He has made his bed and he got to sleep in it. It is special that he is blaming Ruto. They have been bedfellows for years and he has added others too. That is why the waters been so distorted and created all the issues. The BBI have just unravelled everything and the main goals. That is why Kenyatta is targeting his DP instead of looking into what he promised earlier. It is like he went on campaigning for BBI, but no one really ever did. That was just a creation to salvage and buy peace, but it became so much more.

They are preparing for 2022 but its only making them all naked. Their deceit and deceptions are in the open. A state that is tanked, having huge loans and grand corruption scandals over the years. Kenyatta’s latest triad in Sagana is just proving this. If he wanted to prove leadership and results. The way he went about isn’t that. It is more like his doing what he can to infinite in the circles of power.

Maybe Kenyatta hopes this BBI can salvage his legacy. However, it is only showing how torn and wrecked the elite is. When they have to do this and go against their own. The BBI is only proving the misgivings of elites and their entitlement for a new referendum. That is why he has to warn about cunning politicians… when Kenyatta is one of them himself.

President Kenyatta have made all these relationships and alliances. Just because he is done and isn’t de-attaching himself. Doesn’t mean his all right. That is very cunning himself. Yes, I am not a fan of Ruto, but Kenyatta isn’t that great either. He only seems to be in it to profit himself and not for government services.

It seem like Kenyatta is having sleepless nights. He soon ending this nightmare, but that will last for another year or until the BBI is law. Peace.