The site was identified, Demarcations made and the bridge seems to be showing signs of linking the different territories of the larger political divide. If you ask me I will say the bridge is ready and what’s left is to test it with the heavy rains.Having been introduced through the handshake between Former Prime Minister Hon.Raila Amollo Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, the BBI comes at a time Kenyans needed it the most.
Political scientists and economists seated at a tea table table will tell you if Kenya is tea then its obvious Peace is sugar and Unity could be bread but how do we butter it?That is the reason Kenyans have to be careful in separating the BBI from mere succession Politics. It has dawned to us that the country needs more than an election and party politics to move forward. If it so happens to be our last hope then let it be.For a country where tribalism and unhealthy politics has been the order of the day, I think its time to change the music and the narrative will take a different course. But why? Because Kenya is bigger than all of us. Its time to pave way for reconciliation.The BBI pointed out nine areas that Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga had decided were very important to the achievement of “a united nation for all Kenyans living today, and all future generations”.The Initiative shall bring commendable changes that will unite Kenyans and place back the country to its right path.BBI recommends ethics as a compulsory subject in the education sector from nursery to university as a way to improve and accomplish unity and cohesion in the country.One other suggestion in the report is to introduce parenting classes “for all new parents so that they know how to properly instruct, correct, rebuke, and support their children”.Joblessness and difficult economic times among the youth have been well structured in the document and solutions arrived at following recommendations on how to curb such.Our cultural diversity has also been addressed sighting ways to celebrate, improve and protect the nation’s most precious aspects.In a nutshell we are all aware that if the BBI cures our political differences then it will be easier to forget about ethnicity and tribalism thus paving way for strong economic pillars and social relations among Kenyans for as many years even after the Odingas and the Kenyattas.