It must be hard being Raila Odinga at this moment in time.
The kind of pressure he must be dealing with as he leads the push for a Constitutional change under the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) must be immense.
Imagine being in a position where you have your very last shot at making the difference you believe your country needs, then, here comes a giant obstacle in the form of the coronavirus pandemic.
The call for the redirecting of BBI funds to the fight against coronavirus has intensified with the second wave of the pandemic, and sadly for Raila, holding onto the hope of seeing his agenda through only makes him look bad in the eyes of the citizens he (probably) hopes to one day lead.
Worse still, the availability of powerful allies sharing his vision for the country is also diminishing-once President Uhuru ceases being Head of State in 2022, Baba will be thrown back to the drawing board to create new political friendships to advance his agenda.
The good thing is that the former Prime Minister has gone through worse situations, so we should not jump to early conclusions that his political career is on its deathbed.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
3 Proposals Reportedly Dropped in New BBI Report After Heated Calls For Its Amendments
A section of leaders has hinted that the Building Bridges Initiative, BBI report has been amended after a window was created by the postponement of the signature collection launch.
With the exercise set to be launched today by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga, K24 and People Daily reported that at least three proposals that elicited mixed reactions had been dropped.
The main one that dominated most discussions and conversations online, and which is alleged to have been dropped was the proposal to have 70 extra-parliamentary positions in populated regions.
Ruto, allies take war to Uhuru over DCI, 2007 files
Deputy President William Ruto and his allies on Tuesday tore into DCI boss George Kinoti’s move to reopen 2007-08 PEV files and took the war to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s doorstep.
In a bold press conference by 45 MPs, Ruto lieutenants claimed Kinoti’s move was part of the wider ploy to scuttle the DP’s 2022 presidential bid.
Ruto himself took on Kinoti, terming his decision “an evil attempt to resuscitate the tribe project”.
Sakaja Hits Out At NMS Over Plan To Decongest Nairobi
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has once again opposed plans to ban Public Service Vehicles (PSV) from accessing the Central Business District (CBD).
The lawmaker, who previously filed a case against Governor Mike Sonko over the decongestion plan two years ago, has vowed to resist a new attempt by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
According to Sakaja, the move is untimely and elitist towards the common mwananchi.
As President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga launch the collection of the BBI signatures today, will you append your approval for the initiative?