Why citizens should rally behind Uhuru, Raila BBI initiative

By Benard Amaya | Tuesday, Oct 22nd 2019 at 11:10
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga shook hands in what signaled the end of political animosity, consequently lowering political temperatures in Kenya. At the time of the handshake, tension was running high, with the country almost grounding to a halt.

The handshake was premised on a nine-point agenda. Top on the list was national unity, end of divisive and violent presidential elections, and shared prosperity.

This was packaged into the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Through the BBI team, citizens were given an opportunity to participate in the handshake initiative.

However, the media and opponents of this noble idea have read mischief in this initiative. They have even baptised it as a two-man affair. How can an initiative by the President and the leader of the opposition be reduced to just two men?

The two leaders represent the majority of Kenyans; thus their decisions are for the betterment of the nation. We have a duty as a nation to rally behind them to make our country a better place for all. 

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