Emabakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has dared Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and his boss, William Ruto, to hold a rally for Gen Zs.....CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>>

In an exclusive interview with Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, for my weekday Newsletter, the  Evening Brief (which you can subscribe to here ), the lawmaker noted that the two leaders should hold the rally at Nyayo Stadium.

Owino was responding to queries on whether MPs allied to the ruling coalition who approved the controversial Financial Bill could be forgiven after Gachagua’s public appeal for the lawmakers not to be punished.

“President Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua should call for a rally at Nyayo Stadium for Gen Zs and he should come on foot, stand at the center of the field and ask for forgiveness from there,” Owino stated.

When asked whether the lawmakers, who approved the bill, had misled the president after conducting a public participation exercise, he vehemently maintained that the Head of State is not good at receiving advice.

“It is Ruto who advises his advisers on how to advise him. He can never be misadvised. He does not take any advice,” he added.

On Wednesday, after President William Ruto shelved the bill, Gachagua pleaded with Kenyans not to punish the MPs, a majority of whom are allied to the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

In his speech, the second-in-command defended the lawmakers noting that they had to toe the line by their virtue and loyalty to UDA. “I want to ask Kenyans not to punish MPs for the stand that they took. A government is formed by a political party. Once a government has a programme in Parliament and decides it is good for the people, members of Parliament from that party must toe the line,” stated Gachagua.

“I do not want you to punish members of Parliament, they just did what is right in terms of our political formation. Allow them to support their government because that is why they were elected as members of the government party.”

Central Turkana MP Joseph Namuar, one of the lawmakers who approved the bill, earlier today expressed regret for voting in favour of the contentious Finance Bill 2024.

“If by any means we made a mistake, we the MPs who voted YES to the Finance Bill ask for forgiveness. And just the way the president called for a dialogue, we as the president’s soldiers, ask for forgiveness on your behalf,” he pleaded…CONTINUE READING>>

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