Economist David Ndii on Sunday penned an open letter to leaders Raila Odinga, William Ruto, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, and Moses Wetangula dubbed 'return to reason.

Ndii advised the leaders to pull the plug on the building bridges initiative (BBI) terming it a 'pet' project for President Uhuru Kenyatta to remain in power. 

The economist questioned why Kenyatta was meddling with the country's political future instead of preparing to retire. 

Ndii calls for the leaders to unite and lead in the country in a rational and sober national dialogue that the country so desperately needs at this juncture.


File image of Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga

Here is the full letter by David Ndii to the leaders:

Return to Reason 

It should now be clear to you all that BBI is Uhuru Kenyatta’s project to remain in power and you are all pawns in, and enablers of whatever his game is. 

As a retiring president, Uhuru has no mandate to meddle in the country’s political future. He should preparing to retire into quiet private life, following the excellent precedence set by Moi and Kibaki. Ask yourself why he is hellbent on remaining politically relevant? 

The path Uhuru Kenyatta he has taken is no different from Trump. Contemplate whether you want the legacy of GOP leaders who wouldn’t stand up to Trump, even as his madness was no longer in doubt, and will now go down in history as the enablers of his attempted insurrection. 

I am therefore appealing to you, on behalf of the Kenyan people. Please, pull the plug on this BBI madness, so that we can have the rational, sober national dialogue that the country so desperately needs at this juncture. 

Only one of you is going to emerge president. That person will want to have the legitimacy and goodwill needed to lead the country out of the deep economic crisis. Sit down with William Ruto and show the country that all of you can put your ambitions aside for the country. 

Whichever one of you it is that becomes president will not want Uhuru’s shadow following you. You do not want your presidency to start with the political bloodletting of destroying the kingmaker, as Moi had to do with Charles Njonjo. The country does not need that turmoil.