Gathara Opinion Piece on BBI

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June 24, 2021 - 2:14pm

Critical Commentary

This opinion news piece by Patrick Gathaara published in Al Jazeera reminds Kenyan readers about the parallel between the problems that the current Building Bridges Initiative (known widely as BBI) is supposedly addressing with the earlier Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission Report that emerged from the 2008 post-election violence. Gathaara argues that the BBI is just a white-washed attempt to maintain power under the guise of tackling the root issues but comparison with the TJRC report reveals that it does nothing of the sort.


Gathara, Patrick. 2019. ‘Kenya’s BBI Is the Political Elite’s Attempt to Rewrite History’. Al Jazeera, 30 November 2019.

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Patrick Gathara, "Gathara Opinion Piece on BBI", contributed by Angela Okune, Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 24 June 2021, accessed 21 July 2024.