Mwingi West MP: Why Finance Bill will pass despite my ‘No’ Vote

Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna has revealed that the controversial Finance Bill will pass in Parliament despite most of the Azimio legislators opposing it.

Speaking during a breakfast show on KBC Channel One TV, Nguna called upon Kenyans to brace for tough times because the bill was going to pass.

“I urge Kenyans to prepare for tough times ahead because the bill is going to pass in Parliament because numbers don’t lie. Let’s talk facts because whether you vote Yes or No, I know Yes will carry the day because the Kenya Kwanza Team has the majority of the legislators,” Nguna said.

He faulted the bill especially on matters of the housing fund saying that the Kenya Kwanza government did not properly consult Kenyans and other experts and that’s why there have been a lot of issues. Nguna said that the housing scheme is not a priority for the grassroots Kenyans who can’t even afford basic commodities like food and education.

“It is not a priority now, what the government should do is reduce the cost of living so I think the bill could have waited a bit longer before implementation but since President is insisting that we need money for development, I think 1.5% should be acceptable but it’s not a priority,” Nguna stated.

The Wiper legislator appreciated the role the opposition led by Raila Odinga and his party leader played in ensuring that they point out the negative aspects of the proposed finance bill.

“The opposition is very clear that we will oppose the bill, so I think we need to give credit where due because the opposition showed its strong stand against all odds. Even the activists are coming to the members of Azimio to pressurize them to continue pushing the government to drop some of the burning issues in the finance bill,” Nguna added.

The legislator stated that the tough economic situation in the country has forced Kenyans, especially the ‘hustlers’ to complain that the Kenya Kwanza government is doing nothing to ensure that the cost of living has been brought down.

He reiterated that they should be focused on strategizing on how they will fix the high cost of living and debt ceiling without blaming the handshake.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were running the government from 2013 to 2022 so President Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza government should stop blaming the handshake for their failures. These issues of handshake should not arise anywhere, they should now focus on lowering the cost of living,” Nguna stated.

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