MP claims there was conspiracy to pass Finance Bill 2018, court to intervene


Uriri MP Mark Nyamita. Photo/COURTESY
Uriri MP Mark Nyamita. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to him, the interests of the people who elected them to the National Assembly have been trumped on.
  •   The legislator appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to reconsider his stand.
  •   He added that they are reconsidering moving to court to stop the implementation of the Finance Bill.

Uriri MP Mark Nyamita has told the National Assembly to stop conspiring with the government to frustrate the people through the Finance Bill 2018.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi, Nyamita said the legislators who supported the 8percent VAT increase on the petroleum products have betrayed Kenyans.

“The electorate should watch these leaders keenly. What was witnessed in Parliament is a clear indication that some legislators, more specifically the assembly leadership, are in it for their own selfish gain,” he said during the interview.

According to him, the interests of the people who elected them to the assembly are not of any significance.

The legislator appealed to president Kenyatta to reconsider his stand before he appended his signature on the Finance Bill 2018 amendments.

He added that they are reconsidering moving to court to stop the implementation of the Finance Bill.

Nyamita said the increased tax on petroleum products is going to make Kenyans suffer even more.

“An increase on petroleum products will eventually lead to an increase of other commodities,” he added.

President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Finance Bill 2018 into law on Friday morning.

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