President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the proposals in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as the path to genuine inclusivity that will also catapult the country to economic prosperity.
Uhuru who is with ODM leader Raila Odinga said democracy has not only proved to be “unsuccessful but also unsustainable.”
“ And that’s why we’re trying to engage each other to see how we can come up with social contract that always allows for inclusivity so that there are no groups or region that feel left out,” said Uhuru, adding “ That socio-political stability is fundamental for us to grow a sustainable economic path.”
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The head of state said the Handshake pact between him and ODM leader Raila Odinga and whose of shoot is the BBI document aims to address the longstanding divisive political culture that have characterised the Kenyan political environment.
Uhuru spoke in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 5, when he addressed the Atlantic Council, a US international affairs think-tank that engages the world in finding solutions to global challenges.
Former US Ambassador Mark Bellamy asks Kenyatta his political goals for the Building Bridges Initiative.
— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) February 5, 2020
He said the BBI was seeking to use inclusivity to “strengthen the centre of politics which is necessary for democracy in our country to be successful”
Uhuru remarks come at a time where some critics have opined that the BBI popularisation rallies are more about 2022 campaigns than about the document.
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