As allegation of betrayal rocks Deputy President William Ruto’s camp, Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro has alleged that some Tangatanga MPs were bribed to vote in support of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.
Ndindi Nyoro has claimed that some hustler lawmakers were bribed with Ksh. 100,000 to vote in favour of the BBI Bill with a view to dividing the Ruto’s camp.
“As you may have heard, I called those people making noise, traitors, cowards, and sellouts. The reason for this is because I didn’t know an MP would be bribed with Ksh100,000 to vote in this way or the other.
“There was no better way to describe the sycophants other than calling them out and saying it as it is,” Nyoro stated.
Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua on his part had dismissed claims of betrayal in the Ruto’s camp.
“I want to disagree that there was any betrayal, you cannot betray a cause that does not exist. From our corner, we had no position, we talked, discussed, and said everybody should be free to vote either way depending on how you feel, how your conscience is, and consulting the people you represent, so there was no betrayal and the real contest is coming,” Gachagua said.
This is after some Tangatanga MPs surprisingly voted in support of the BBI Bill on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in the Parliament.
Some of the hustler lawmakers who voted in favour of the bill include; Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), David Sankok (Nominated), Kareke Mbiuki (Maara), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango), Charity Kathambi (Njoro) among others.
However, in his defense, Bahati MP claimed that the BBI advocated for Ruto’s bottom-up approach economic model.
“On our side, we’ve come up with a policy which dictates the bottom to the top approach which recently began and we’ve been constantly pushing it,” Ngunjiri stated.
He said that he is still the chief campaigner of Deputy President William Ruto.
“I am still the chief campaigner of DP William Ruto. Have you seen the DP himself say no to BBI bill?” Ngunjiri said.