If what we are witnessing currently is anything to go by, then we should brace ourselves for one of the most intense politicking seasons this country has ever witnessed.
Last week’s by-elections not only exposed the unfortunate crop of leaders we have but also the weak systems we have to curb political temperatures and election violence.
When the country was on the verge of collapsing in 2017 after the disputed elections, the two main antagonists, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM chief Raila Odinga decided to come together to stop these same scenarios and put an end to election-related violence through the handshake.
Well, we are now in the middle of the BBI process meant to curb such vices only that the country seems to be tearing further apart.
Worse still, the Raila side of the handshake almost threw spanner in the works after Siaya Senator James Orengo lashed out at a section of government officials whom he accused of being part of a cabal tasked with hijacking and undermining the handshake pact.
This is not the first time Orengo has threatened that the Raila-Uhuru pact could come to an end.
In January, the Senate minority leader cautioned that ODM is ready to embark on its role of opposition if the government continues to undermine them as he accused Ruto of using his lieutenants to derail the close working relationship with Jubilee.
With these latest developments, do you think BBI will survive and eventually solve our electioneering period issues?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Details Of Uhuru and Raila’s Night Phone Call That Saved The Handshake
Yesterday Kenyans woke up to sad news that the handshake between President Uhuru and the Former Prime Minister was set to end after key allies of Raila made serious allegations against some civil servants allied to Uhuru.
While addressing congregants in Siaya, Senator James Orengo and Otiende Omollo had claimed that there were people out to scuttle the handshake between Uhuru and Raila. This was later followed by speculations that Raila and his allies would hold a rally in Kibra Kamukunji where they were to issue a way forward to their supporters.
Better Times Ahead For Teachers As Pay Rise Looms
Classroom teachers who have appeared neglected in the evaluation of their salaries are poised for a major win as Salary increment looms in July.
An analysis by the Salaries and Rumenaratin Commission (SRC) established that majority of classroom teachers have been forced to contend with poor pay as School Managers enjoy promotions and massive salary increments in yesteryears.
Muturi Installation Fuels Confusion on Uhuru Succession in Mt Kenya
The installation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as the Mt Kenya spokesman has compounded the confusion over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession.
Uhuru is set to retire in 2022 after serving two constitutional terms, but there are fears that he might leave without a clear heir.
ODM leader Raila Odinga allies have recently expressed their concerns about a cabal of high-profile civil servants trying to undermine the handshake and the BBI process. Do you think this could eventually lead to a split between Raila and his handshake partner President Uhuru Kenyatta?