Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has issued a statement on the Building Bridges Initiative Bill Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 outcome after more than 20 County Assemblies adopted,it on Tuesday, February 23.
According to a report by a local publication, Kang’ata said the final decision on the Bill will be made by Kenyans, dismissing the MCAs overwhelming votes.
The Senator said the move by MCAs who pass the BBI bill was informed by the car grant that President Uhuru Kenyatta promised them.
“I can’t tell now whether the people will support or reject it. Let’s wait and see. But MCA vote is not a good barometer noting they had KSh 2 million car grant,” he maintained.
On his previous assessment of the BBI popularity in the Mt Kenya region, Kang’ata insisted that the circumstance may have changed but that does not mean the MCAs represent the general views of the public.
“My letter was on wananchi, not MCA. They have a KSh 2 million car grant in their pocket. Secondly, it was as at December 2020 when I did my survey,” he added.
Kang’ata also made a Twitter post saying;
“Congratulations MCAs. This BBI outcome was expected with 2M car grant. I pray an expanded parliament as proposed by BBI doesn’t increase coffee, tea, milk & avocados taxes
“I pray small businesses in Muranga, Kenol, Kangari, Kiriaini, Kangema & Kirwara don’t shoulder more tax burden,” he wrote.
Congratulations MCAs.This BBi outcome was expected with 2M car grant.I pray an expanded parliament as proposed by BBi doesn't increase coffee,tea,milk & Avocados taxes.I pray small businesses in Muranga,Kenol,Kangari, Kiriaini,Kangema &Kirwara don't shoulder more tax burden. pic.twitter.com/yrPi2TWz5d— Irungu Kang'ata (@HonKangata) February 23, 2021