BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH SEPT 2018-Members of parliament are set to meet on Tuesday and Thursday next week after President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected Fiance Bill 2018.
The special sitting has been convened by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
In a Special Gazette Notice, Muturi recalled MPs from their month-long recess for two sittings where he is to notify them “of the message from the President in respect of his reservations to the Finance Bill, 2018 pursuant to Article 115 of the Constitution and Supplementary Estimates, 2018.”
Legislatures will require two-thirds majority vote or 232 MPs to overturn the presidential veto following the move by the president to sent the bill back to National Assembly.
The Bill was passed 14 days ago by MPs after the Minority Chief Whip successfully moved an amendment meant to suspend 16 per cent VAT on petroleum products until September 2020 to cushion Kenyans from the high cost of living.
However, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich effected the tax on September 1 leading to an increase in fuel prices.