President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday officially introduced former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to top government officials as his new advisor on a new initiative dubbed Presidential Delivery Unit.
Blair, viewed by many in the Muslim world as a fugitive alongside former US President George Bush for invading Iraq a decade ago with false claims of nuclear bombs, and who, like Uhuru, remains a potential ICC indictee, is the new acquisition of Uhuru regime increasingly pushing through an economic model pegged on western aid and borrowing to fund Chinese projects littering the country, each laced with multi-million shilling corruption and tender wars, all covered up in sold out Kenyan local press.
Blair will not be the top Briton to be hired by Uhuru. Even as he ran anti-western ‘themed’ campaign in 2013, Uhuru’s strategic media and public relations team was headed by the BTP Advisers – a British company – headed byÂ Ed Staite, a former adviser to British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.
While the President did not tell Kenyans what Blair is doing in town, a spokesperson for Blair’s charity organization, Africa Governance Initiative, revealed the former British premier is in East Africa to partner with several governments.
â€œAGI is in the early stages of providing support to a Presidential Delivery Unit,â€ said the official. Â Soon after paying the president a ‘courtesy call’ at his Harambee House office, the two moved to KICC where President Uhuru, in another Facebook post, indicated they were ‘touring’ the Presidential Delivery Unit.
Ironically, the same ‘deliver unit’ also shares spaces with President Uhuru’s media monitoring unit – a media outfit being set for Uhuru’s re-election campaign two years away. Blair’s AGI also advises Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and at least six other African countries.