Why Uhuru-Raila handshake is bad for Kenya - Renowned City Pastor

"The handshake could as well be the worst thing to Kenya"

Kenyatta and Odinga surprised Kenyans when in early March, set aside their political differences and met at Harambee House which heralded the building bridges initiative aimed at uniting Kenyans and averting further divisions in the country.

The two later appointed a team of 14 advisors to steer national dialogue on the building bridges initiative.

However, Pastor Migwi has warned Kenyans about the handshake saying it could be bad for Kenyans.

"Even though most of us don't even realize it, the handshake could as well be the worst thing that has happened to this country but still the other hand was good for our stability, peace and unity, so we need to check and balance," he said.

Vibrant opposition

He explains how the once vibrant opposition would before the handshake be in the forefront exposing corruption scandals in the country, a matter which is not the case anymore.

"Before the handshake, no single scandal in this country could go unnoticed. Immediately it went down or even before, the opposition was up in arms raising the alarm on whoever cared to listen. And they would push and push especially on social media and this unearthing would lead to a great national debate," Pastor Migwi states.


He reiterated that at that time President Kenyatta and his team would be left with no choice but be held accountable.

"But now in the event of the handshake, everyone seems to be on the same team. No alarms and no accountability whatsoever. Only handshakes which might just be avenues to share and distribute stolen loot and before we know it, our already deplorable country is no more," he adds.

The city pastor goes on to warn Kenyans that any country without a watchdog will go down slowly and citizens should demand one before it's too late.

"Who's the opposition leader in Kenya? Where are they and what are they doing ? Why the silence but my grandfather told me you cannot speak when you're eating, and when i was in school my teacher told me it's called table manners, okay. And we all better demand for one before it's too late," he cautions.


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