Makueni County Governor, Kivutha Kibwana, has come out to strongly condemn the harsh political landscape shaping up in the country.
The governor said that the current deep divides experienced in Jubilee were a recipe for chaos, drawing from the previous election violence.
2007 General Elections
“Both the collapse of the National Rainbow Coalition and the Liberal Democratic Party MOU and the failed referendum seriously divided the country.” Kibwana wrote in the Daily Nation. “The 2007 General Election debacle became the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
He said that the deep factions emerging in the Jubilee Administration were a sign for disaster. Indeed, political allies of both the Deputy President and the President have been lashing out at each other.
In what is already spreading fear among ordinary Kenyans, the political leaders have been traversing across the country, passionately defending their faction.
Kivutha, who is a proponent of the BBI, has also now critiqued it. He says that many are now contesting the initiative.
Ethnic, regional differences reignited
The sharp tongues, he said, were beginning to re-ignited ethnic and regional differences. This is also made worse by the revenue formula debate. The debate has seen counties go without funds since February 2020.
Kivutha Kibwana called on the political class to promote the common good, by adhering to the constitution and practising leadership of service.
“The political class is elected by the citizens so as to promote the common good,” Kibwana wrote, “It must therefore defer to the citizenry, the constitution and the practice of servant leadership.”
So far, the politicians are back with their rallies, with both pulling on different sides. Raila is out and about pushing for a BBI referendum, while the DP Ruto, is out against any constitutional amendment.
These positions, coupled with the passionate defences of each, is driving a wedge through much of the country.