BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2018-Members of Parliament now want National Assembly leadership changed over the drama that was witnessed on Thursday during the special sitting on the Finance Bill, 2018.
Legislatures who were led by Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna, and who lost the vote to reject the presidential memorandum on 8% fuel tax are seeking the removal of Speaker Justin Muturi, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Minority Leader John Mbadi.
Mr. Nguna accuses the three leaders of colluding with the Executive during the special sitting of the House on Thursday to deny MPs the requisite numbers needed to trash President Kenyatta’s memorandum of the Finance Bill, 2018.
Only 215 MPs remained in the chambers after a controversial vote undertaken by Narok Woman Representative Soipan Tuya.
This fell short of 18 members that the lawmakers now say the House leadership withdrew from the chambers to deny the House a two thirds majority of 233 members that would have shot down Kenyatta’s tax proposals.
Parliament is still in recess and resumes normal sittings in two weeks time.
Threats and intimidation
During the Thursday sitting ,Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru accused Mr Duale and Mr Muturi of intimidating members to support the executive on the memo while Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati said that Mr Muturi had threatened him.