Why BBI is the New Political bus everyone is boarding

From Left; Makueni Gov. Kivutha Kibwana , Kitui Gov. Dr. Charity Ngilu, AU Special Envoy. Raila Odinga, Machakos Gov. Dr. Alfred Mutua | PHOTO COURTESY

Oscar Sudi was right.

The very much celebrated handshake that culminated in the formation of the Building Bridges Initiative is finally taking its original shape as the next political bus that all politicians are boarding.

Sunday 3rd November took Kenyans by surprise when Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru, a major Jubilee party icon, accompanied Raila Odinga to Kibra, campaigning for one Imran Okoth, who is the ODM candidate in Kibra’s parliamentary race.

All this happened despite Jubilee fielding former football star, Mc. Donald Mariga as their candidate.

The Building Bridges Initiative that was initiated by the two biggest political rivals President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was meant to give the sceptre to the public to have the power to decide on how the country should be governed.

A quick glimpse of yesterday’s politics seems like Waiguru will take the mantle from Uhuru as Central Kenya’s representative, owing to his major offensive into the Political scene.

While addressing the crowd at Kibra, Waiguru reaffirmed that the country is in safe hands with the BBI, suggesting that something is in the works.

Regarding the Building Bridges Initiative, she asked the people to support it as “that’s where the 2022 government will come from”.

“We shall make the government in 2022 and this country will flow well,” the governor said.

The decision to support Imran Okoth, will not swallow well with Jubilee, who have time and again called out Raila Odinga for meddling with the Jubilee coalition.

Dr Alfred Mutua and Governor Kivutha Kibwana, have already stolen the Ukambani flag from Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, with an impressive development track record and clear affection from both Uhuru and Raila.

And since the NASA faction that took Raila to the poll in 2017 has not been disbanded, waters remain unclear for the rest of the principles; Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo and Moses Wetangula.