State capture of the masses makes it futile to oppose the BBI referendum. Only courts can save Wanjiku’s from their own destruction

The 2010 Constitution liberated the masses from the yoke of too much Government in their lives.

They are protected by the Bill of Rights and the requirement for public participation in matters that affect them.

It established County Governments, which local people constitute via elections. It empowered the masses to initiate its amendment through a popular initiative.

Former provincial administraion

The Constitution decrees that the former provincial administration be restructured to accord with and respect the devolved system of governance.

The provincial administration was retained in all, but name and runs parallel with the administration of County Governments.

By design, the masses have never read mischief in the retention of this coercive provincial administration.

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Functions of county administrators

In fact, the ground does not understand the functions of County administrators, whose structures run parallel with those of the renamed provincial administration.

The reason for the retention of the system of provincial administration was felt in the collection of 5.2 million signatures in a record time of less than a week.

The system has enabled the entrenchment of State capture of the masses. Only a revolution may wake up the masses.

The masses

The reform’s route to wake up the masses has been stifled, if the BBI process is anything to go by.

The masses act like chickens released from an enclosure. Remove the cover. The chicken stands still and gazes, unsure of its freedom.

Then, suddenly, jumps away with a loud cry. This is why opposing the referendum on the State-sponsored poisoned BBI Bill is futile.

Plunderers of public coffers

The masses will endorse it early in the morning before resuming their daily chores. This is because the plunderers of public coffers have set aside their political differences.

And closed ranks to promote the Bill in order to benefit from the sweeteners laced therein. Those opposed to the Bill should work hard to convince the courts that the BBI process is unconstitutional and illegal to the extent that its purported popular initiative was initiated and financed by the State.

The courts may nullify the result of the referendum to save Wanjikus from their own destruction.