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Whether Kenyans want BBI or not, Uhuru & Raila will win- Mutahi Ngunyi

The system determines the future for the country

Whether Kenyans want BBI or not, Uhuru & Raila will win- Mutahi Ngunyi

Renowned political analyst Prof Mutahi Ngunyi on Sunday evening made an eerie prediction on the anticipated referendum to pass the BBI proposals.

Ngunyi said that it did not matter if the BBI proposals would matter so long as President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga were in support.

He quoted Russian dicttator Joseph Stalin who remarked that the people who cast the ballots do not matter but what matters is who counts the votes.

The phrase is often used in the context of rigging elections or muzzling public opinion.


"The last time I was here I told you that the people who cast the votes dont count, it is the people who count the votes. People can decide not to support the BBI but so long as Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga are part of the process, you can't defeat them because they will win," Ngunyi said.

The analyst added that the two leaders had the ability to influence changes in Kenya based on their power which includes state instruments.

"They are the owners of things because they hold positions of power. There is a difference between positions of authority and positions of power. William Ruto occupies positions of authority because he gets the position on the account of the seat he sits on."

"The people who are owners of power and who have the instruments of the state, William Ruto likes to call it the system, those are the people who determine the future of country," Ngunyi added.

The analyst predicted that the BBI proposals would result in a ceremonial President and an Executive Prime Minister by the end of the year and said Ruto


"At the end of this year, my hunch is that people will be seeing William Ruto on the streets and wondering, who was he again? Was he a comedian? They will not remember who he was. That's my thinking. And I could be wrong on that. Two, by the time we are done with this year we will have a completely new architecture."

"That architecture is going to have a Ceremonial President, which is why I'm saying Ruto is going for a position that will not exist. We will also have an Executive Prime Minister," Ngunyi said.


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