KUTUNY: How MPs adopted Finance Bill 2018 was daylight robbery

KUTUNY: How MPs adopted Finance Bill 2018 was daylight robbery

What transpired today (Thursday) in parliament regarding the way President Uhuru Kenyatta’s memorandum on Finance Bill 2018 was adopted is a fallacy. Also ReadThe Ayes have it! MPs authorise Uhuru to tax Kenyans more I want to put it clear that the leadership of Parliament used unorthodox, undemocratic and unprocedural means to pass the President’s memorandum. Also ReadNASA leaders now support 8pc fuel tax proposal but for one year The action totally undermines democracy and amounts to daylight robbery of democracy against the wishes of the common mwananchi. I want to remind the leadership of Parliament that they need not to force everything to happen, least they invite silent revolution. The principal of politics calls for consultation and reaching out to opposing sides and people of divergent opinion on issues of common concern facing Kenyans. Also ReadKenya’s sky-high fuel prices will plunge country into financial crisis As much as they resort to barbaric means in handling issues of great concern, history will judge them harshly for oppressing poor Kenyans. In conclusion, the rebellion witnessed today (Thursday) in Parliament is a tip of the iceberg over many underlying issues. This should serve as a wake up call to the Executive and the leadership of Parliament. Joshua Kutuny is the Member of Parliament for Cherangany Constituency.

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