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BBI report set to change the Political discourse and 2022 succession politics

Category : Politics | Sub Category : | Posted on: 2019-11-22 14:37:21


BBI report set to change the Political discourse and 2022 succession politics

President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will receive the BBI report next Tuesday. The Chairman of the task force Yusuf Haji confided to the media on Friday that the team had secured a meeting with the President and the opposition leader next week.

The taskforce that was formed by President Uhuru ended its mandate last month. Senator Haji told journalists that an arrangement to hand the report to the President had been settled on November 26, 2019.

The BBI heat

The task force was gazetted on May 24, 2018 following the much publicized handshake between the President and the Opposition leader. The coming together of the two leaders helped to calm the political heat that had culminated with the results of the 2017 General elections.

The President has on various occasions stated that the unity pact was meant to unite the country.

However some of the Jubilee members have been against the handshake and BBI. The group that is allied to the Deputy President William Ruto is reading mischief. They claim that the former Premier is using the handshake to divide Jubilee.

2022 politics vs BBI

DP allies are a worried lot, owing to perceived allegiance of their party leader to the BBI task force. The tangatanga allied members are complaining that the President has sidelined his Deputy, and instead he is giving kieleweke allied members priority considerations. This was evidenced in Sagana State Lodge retreat where Kieleweke members dominated the podium.

Is DP Ruto’s 2022 plan scuttled by the handshake? The BBI report and its recommendations might change the political discourse and 2022 succession politics in its entirety. Numerous questions have popped up whether the incumbent President will choose to retire or continue serving Kenyans in a different capacity.


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