Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has responded after claims emerged that the DP Ruto promised him Ksh 30 million to defeat the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill.
Ruto summoned the Jubilee politician, according to a social media post circulating online, and told him to persuade his fellow Senators to defeat the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill (NA Bill No. 56 of 2021).
If the Bill, which was passed by the National Assembly on January 5, fails in the Senate, Ruto allegedly offered the Nairobi Senator Ksh30 million.
So far, Johnson Sakaja has denied the account, stating that it was doctored to fit a political parallel.
According to the first-time legislator, such false statements indicated that the orchestrators were afraid of the Senate vote’s outcome.
“Tell your bosses to chill a bit. There’s no political party amendment being discussed or voted for in the Senate until the week of January 24. Hold your horses. Mnaingia baridi mapema ” Sakaja responded.
The Senate will meet on Tuesday, January 11 to consider the Bill, which has received overwhelming support from President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga supporters in the National Assembly.
The bill will subsequently be voted on later this month, with the outcome determining whether President Uhuru Kenyatta signs it or sends the handshake team back to the drawing board.