May 22, 2024

Sifuna hits out at Speaker Wetang’ula after attacking MPs opposing Finance Bill 2024

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Sifuna hits out at Speaker Wetang'ula after attacking MPs opposing Finance Bill 2024

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has criticized National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula after he slammed MPs opposing the proposed Finance Bill 2024 in public

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has criticized National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula after he slammed MPs opposing the proposed Finance Bill 2024 in public.

In a statement on Thursday May 16, Sifuna accused Speaker Wetang’ula of being hypocritical on the Finance Bill.

“Wetangula thinks we are all fools. I have heard him on several occasions say he “will not allow” legislation that is “against our African values” especially when speaking at Catholic events. Now he is pretending to be powerless. Secondly he reminds us at every turn that he is a Principal in KK and 3rd in command,” Sifuna stated.

The ODM Secretary General also alleged that Wetang’ula participated in the writing of the controversial Finance Bill 2024.

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“We know he participated in writing the Finance Bill 2024. Lastly, he is still the Party Leader of Ford Kenya. All his MPs voted for the punitive taxes last year and I know for a fact that is the same instruction he has given them this year,” Sifuna added.

On Wednesday, Wetang’ula asked MPs to stop discrediting the Finance Bill 2024 in public gatherings noting that they are responsible for crafting and passing the budget through parliamentary committees.

The National Assembly Speaker told the MPs to save the public agony and sit in parliament and do what is right for the people of Kenya.

“ I ask our MPs, you had a one-month recess, now it is time to focus on the budget. You are the ones who formulate and pass the budget in committees and the National Assembly.

“Please save the public the agony of coming to cry in to citizens that the budget is bad yet you are the ones who pass it,” said Wetang’ula.

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