+ Post your Story

For Enquiries Chat with us on Whatsapp on 0712 538 802

Politics
Why citizens should rally behind Uhuru, Raila BBI initiative
By Benard Amaya | Updated Oct 22, 2019 at 11:10 EAT
why-citizens-should-rally-behind-uhuru-raila-bbi-initiative
Building Bridges Initiative chairman Yusuf Haji, v
SUMMARY

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?

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. 

Do you have stories, videos or pictures you would like to share with the world?

Simply click on Post Your Story button placed at the top of the website


Do not miss out on the latest news. Join the UReport Telegram channel HERE.
This is a citizen journalism website. The views expressed here do not represent that of the Standard Group PLC. Read the terms and conditions
COMMENTS
Latest Stories
Popular Stories
Featured Sections
More From This Author