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THE PRESIDENT’S LEGACY: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor
ince time immemorial, the more enlightened among the common folk have lamented about the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Africa.
However, an unexpected move by some of the brightest leaders we have today, has culminated into an arrangement that will go down in history as one of the noblest.
Never before has such a move been made, where the rich puts in efforts to close the gap between themselves and the poor. It is only through the Building Bridges Initiative that President Uhuru Kenyatta brings to reality that ancient piece of wisdom that had advised the rich to share their riches with the poor before the poor shares their poverty across board.
Intriguingly, those mortals who have become too accustomed to and taken unto themselves to pass over opportunities repeatedly (POOR is the acronym) will resist a present presented to them on a silver platter! A close look at things will reveal that this could be the best step taken in the direction of narrowing the poverty gap in Kenya today.
Building Bridges Initiative, now commonly and simply referred to as BBI has elicited mixed reactions from various ‘classes’ of citizens, depending on their corresponding standards of living. Upon realization cum implementation of the Initiative, the self-stratified POOR will certainly have the opportunity to inch closer to wealth while the rich get richer, still.
This shall be a phenomenal move that shall overt the otherwise possible state of political capitalism that had threatened to take Kenyans by surprise, in their bid to identify with a poor man (hustler) that never was!