Igembe North MP suggests a punishment for MPs who voted against the BBI bill, especially those from Jubilee Party.
Maoka Maore, who is the deputy majority whip in parliament said that the majority who voted for the bill in parliament on Thursday night proved the doubting Thomas’ wrong.
The Jubilee MP said that Party leader, Uhuru Kenyatta should once more revisit all the leaders from Mt Kenya who voted No.
“It is incumbent on President Kenyatta to crack the whip on his troops who seem to be wandering, cheap and petty to ensure he brings in discipline. The MPs who voted against the president’s project should ask people on the ground whether they would have survived without hanging on Uhuru’s coat,” said Maore.
The legislator also took a swipe at DP Ruto’s team, saying that the numbers that they have been boasting of could not be seen during the vote as even his allies voted for the passing of the bill.
“We had been intimidated by people who have been claiming they have numbers only for this to come out as a hoax…a hoax in the sense that the numbers we registered are a reflection of what this country is made of,” he said.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed also bashed DP Ruto’s camp, saying that the outcome of the votes proves that Tanga Tanga is dead politically.
With only 83 parliamentarians voting against the bill, Junet said that Ruto’s popularity was wading.
“Yesterday, according to me was the death of Tanga Tanga politically. The choice was between wheelbarrows and prosperity; between this bottom-up something and unity,” said Junet.
A number of loyal supporters of DP Ruto were among the 235 members who endorsed the report. Bahati MP Kimani Ngujiri, who is Ruto’s diehard faced backlash on Friday for voting a yes on the BBI.
However, Kimani defended his decision, citing that it was his constitutional right and he did it for the good on Nakuru residents.