BBI proponents are currently running against time to see that which was started by Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga years ago sees the light. The team has managed to collect millions of signatures from Kenyans and this makes the next process possible.
Despite successes the aforesaid group has managed to register so far, their efforts may hit a cul-de-sac end should William Ruto’s proposal be adopted. The deputy president and his cronies are proffering that the process should be conducted alongside the general elections in 2022, this will save 14B shillings of taxpayers’ money.
Ruto’s proposal remains economical if flaunted but BBI will fail to sail through with mathematical certainty. Kenyans are hardworking lots but impatience reigns wherever there is no reason to wait.
Statistics from the 2017 elections show that there is a number of Kenyans who queued and voted for the presidential candidate only. This is set to recur if the referendum is enjoined with general elections.
With multiple choices on the ballot, impatient Kenyans won’t take time to fill questions but they’ll do the easiest task of them all; mark their preferred candidates and leave.
The second yet possible scenario is that the report will lose favor if postponed or what did the wise men say of striking the rod? You strike it when it’s hot, isn’t it that so? Presently, BBI is a hot topic in the country and the earlier the referendum is conducted the higher the possibility of the whole process becoming successful.
Staking on William’s latest move, it’s evident the hustler’s clerk is a tactician per excellence. He tactically evaded to affirm his stand but his proposal tells it all. Should Agwambo and his cronies fall in Ruto’s trap, gnashing of teeth is inescapable.