• The Bill needed public credibility and had to pass in Parliament with the ripple effect of legitimising it among Kenyans, though it was going to referendum however Parliament voted.
• A no or lukewarm Parliament vote would have sent a disastrous message to an already irritated and restless public that it was indeed right to reject the Bill at the referendum. That was the fear.
A rational observer would’ve marvelled at an ecstatic Kenyan Parliament in the last three weeks.
Tanzanian Present Samia Suluhu Hassan was amused, and saw the joke that MPs didn’t...