If there is an issue that the Building Bridges Initiative failed to address, it is the fate of the eighties and nineties babies.
This is a generation currently undergoing severe depression because, at this time when they are at their productivity peak, no one seems to care about relieving them of their impossible financial burden.
Think about it; the BBI proposes a four year grace period for HELB loan repayment, but this group of individuals graduated many years ago, and have incurred fines in hundreds of thousands for non-repayment already.
This is also a group that has given up on entrepreneurship since when they were fresh out of campus and hungry for business, the tax situation in the country was unfriendly, so, the proposed seven-year tax holiday for startups will also not be of benefit to them- they either already struggled to establish their businesses, under the harsh economic Kenyan environment, or found survival alternatives in employment.
In short, the proposals seem to cater more for the future of children in high school, who are not even of voting age!
Sadly for BBI proponent, the other forgotten age-group holds the majority of votes, so what do you think will happen when we get to vote for a constitutional amendment?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Kipchumba Murkomen Reveals Group of People Not Invited to the BBI Launch at Bomas
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has penned in his social media alleging that a section of leaders, including Deputy President William Ruto, has been locked out, ahead of the Building Bridges Initiative report Launch, which is slated for today at the Bomas of Kenya.
According to the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, who is an ardent supporter of the Deputy President, some Members of Parliament, Senators, and DP Ruto haven’t yet received the invitation letter to the event, despite being issued to other leaders allied to President Uhuru-Raila.
“My friends in National Assembly and Senate have not been invited to the “inclusive” BBI Bomas rally. @ahmednasirlaw Is your client the DP invited? I hear cards are being dished to Kieleweke adherence like Panadol. Awuoro!” Kipchumba Murkomen stated.
What Stops You from Delivering on Your Promises Now? Uhuru Asks Ruto
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday told off those opposing the Building Bridges Initiative and traversing the country telling Kenyans what they will do if elected in 2022.
In an attack directed at DP William Ruto and his Tangatanga brigade, the President questioned what they will do that they cannot do now, yet they are in government. He spoke at Giagatika shopping center in Mathira, Nyeri county, where he stopped to address residents.
“Why promise people that you will do this or that tomorrow? Why can’t you do that now once and for all? Why are you giving future pledges instead of doing it now when we have peace and unity in the country?” he posed.
ACK Bans Politicians on Pulpits, Warns False Prophets on the Loose
Politicians should not be allowed to use the pulpit to advance their own agenda, the Anglican Church of Kenya has said.
ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit said although the church cannot close doors on anyone who wants to worship, there are places that must be jealously guarded.
“We must guard the pulpit in the church so that even if somebody comes to worship, then their space is in that pew,” said Ole Sapit.
With only two months to January, and increasing cases of COVID-19 reported in schools, do you think there is hope for full learning resumption at the beginning of 2021?