Our Country Kenya is experiencing one of the healthiest working relationships or rather call it a marriage between the Executive and what was known as an active opposition.
Many Kenyans believe activism has gone to bed with impunity and the baby is what we are witnessing.
Only a coward would say President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s handshake is not meaningful. This is one miraculous move that had done a lot of good to the nation despite Covid-19 coming in between to ruin things.
Apart from the pandemic creating a repulsive environment for day-to-day business, it is clear peace has dominated for a better part of Uhuru’s second term and unlike countries like Somalia, Zimbabwe, and Uganda, we are enjoying an unusual political good air.
However, the combination of the two is making it almost impossible to outsmart owing to the many wars they have won and those still yet to be won.
The appointment of Chief Justice which may not have gone through so smoothly in the absence of a handshake is a good example. Right now there would be complaining and outcry left-right on how the process was conducted out of the books but it appears both parties are satisfied.
According to the unseen script, the two seem to be working closely to ensure that the delivery of BBI at the referendum is not interfered with. As many would presume, the BBI could be one of the biggest achievements for president Kenyatta thus his legacy while on the other hand, it plays a big role in the safe landing for Odinga’s Presidency in 2022.
While a section has hinted out that Odinga is being trapped into a Uhuruto script in a use and dump friendly, others believe that by having the CJ in place it will be easier to mobilize parliament and the people despite mischief from IEBC.
Speaking of IEBC, the replacements or rather appointment of commissioners to fill the void left by its alumni is also a process that has to go as planned.
The good thing is that all these moves are taking place for the good of the nation and for the sake of tomorrow’s peace.
You can call it democracy held at ransom but I would say our prosperity as a nation comes first before the national cake and in that case, I would urge the two principles to continue with their matrix for as long as Kenya is at a stable ground tomorrow. The case of whether William Ruto has been sidelined or not seems to be a story for another day.