George Bernard Shaw once quipped and I quote, “Beware of false knowledge for its more dangerous than ignorance” then hardly a decade later, another man of Steel by the name of Jordan B Peterson remarked, “when you have something to say, silence is a lie…”…well I have something to say.
Yesterday during the BBI appeal at the supreme Court, Outspoken Mp/lawyer Otiende Amollo defended the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former prime Minister Raila Odinga by claiming that he was never the initiator nor promoter of BBI but rather wittily claimed it was Junet Muhammed and Dennis Waweru who were solely responsible.
This statement as bold as it stood, poked it bristles on the matter of truth, as many Kenyans observed on social media the likes of Facebook and twitter.
Many wondered at the bleak confidence of the of the lawyer to remark so and yet many Kenyans bore witness on the president and Former prime minister campaigning viciously for the Bill.
First it is common knowledge that the bill was born soon after the handshake, and even it was launched at the Bomas where the deputy President William Ruto was heckled and booed down when he rose to oppose it.
Soon after, state resources was mobilized for collection of signatures needed for referendum and even fund the bill, moreover, a BBI steering committee to oversee the bill was established by the president using taxpayers money.
Therefore critics of the BBI, being contrite and prudent, cannot understand why such a learned lawyer could point at a rabbit before their eyes and boldly call it a horse.
Difference of ideologies notwithstanding, common mwananchi cannot understand why the bill, rumoured and praised to be so much helpful to the Kenyans is so vigorously fought as if its a matter of life and death.
Could it be shielding something sinister, something ill? Or as Shakespeare put it, could it be the beautiful flower with a serpent beneath?