REFERENDUM DEBATE

Is Building Bridges Initiative a quid pro quo alliance?

Similar to gambling, if enough of us keep playing this binary game, it is the political class and the politically connected who will always win.

In Summary

• Uhuru condemned the handshake critics labelling those opposed to the BBI as selfish politicians seeking personal interests at the expense of millions of other Kenyans.

• I submit, however, that BBI is not the panacea for our Hobbesian post-election state of nature. We already have the remedy for it.

Quid pro quo. This is a Latin phrase used to mean an exchange where one transfer is contingent upon the other. It is a favour for a favour. Or you scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.

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