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Vol 60 No 24

Published 5th December 2019


Building shaky bridges

The BBI report failed to deliver on the hype and looks set to produce more ethnic rivalry in the run-up to the 2022 elections

The much-hyped Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his erstwhile rival, opposition leader Raila Odinga in March 2018, was launched on 27 November at Nairobi's Bomas Centre. Its previously confidential contents were presented to a large bipartisan audience by Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Collins Odote, both respected scholars from the University of Nairobi. Its contents are underwhelming.

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