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Kenya Kwanza MPs who oppose Finance Bill should be disciplined’ – Cherargei

Sunday, June 4th, 2023 19:05 | By
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei at a past press conference.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei at a past press conference. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nandi County Senator Samson Cherargei has proposed disciplinary action against Kenya Kwanza MPs who oppose the Finance Bill 2023.

In a statement, Cherargei supported President William Ruto's stern action against MPs who oppose the Bill.

"Agreed with Ruto. Furthermore, any Kenya Kwanza Mp who shall vote against the Finance Bill 2023 should face the full force of party disciplinary mechanisms. You cannot play opposition politics in government party position is supreme in any discipline of democracy," Cherargei stated.

Speaking Sunday during a church service in Leshuta, Narok County, President Ruto cautioned government-allied MPs against joining the opposition to oppose the Bill.

“We need to pass this bill so Kenya can develop. There are some suggestions that MPs should disclose how they voted when the bill is tabled in parliament, but personally, I am waiting to see any MP who will shut down that bill,” said the president.

“Those telling us to hold back on the Housing levy need to be told Ngojea ngojea huumiza matumbo.”

DP on MPs opposing Finance Bill

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has also warned that MPs who oppose the Bill should not ask for development projects from the government.

“There is a lot of incitement around this whole Finance Bill issue. I was in Kitui yesterday and their MP spoke about cessation and people were clapping. And then soon after he was telling me they need roads, where does he expect the money to build roads to come from?” the DP quipped.

The DP argues that the Bill is their solution to revenue collection.

“Some of you leaders are lying to Kenyans, but know that if your MP is opposed to the Finance Bill, they should not ask for roads,” he said.

The Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, Njuguna Ndung’u, is scheduled to table the Budget — also known as the Finance Bill — in Parliament on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

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