Hours after he became the laughing stock of the internet following the news that up to six Mt Kenya counties, including his own, voted to pass the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2020 on Tuesday, Senator Irungu Kang’ata has finally spoken out through a social media statement.
Taking to his Twitter account, Kang’ata was forced to take a humble u-turn and congratulated the MCAs, claiming that the outcome was expected given the car grant promise by President Uhuru.
In his post, the legislator added that he strongly wishes that BBI won’t end up increasing the taxes for coffee, tea, milk and avocados in a bid to sustain an expanded parliament as proposed in the document.
Congratulations MCAs.This BBi outcome was expected with 2M car grant.I pray an expanded parliament as proposed by BBi doesn't increase coffee,tea,milk & Avocados taxes.I pray small businesses in Muranga,Kenol,Kangari, Kiriaini,Kangema &Kirwara don't shoulder more tax burden. pic.twitter.com/yrPi2TWz5d
— Irungu Kang'ata (@HonKangata) February 23, 2021
Earlier in the day, a photo of a frustrated Kang’ata was quickly converted into a meme after his earlier assertion that the bill was not popular in his home region was dismantled in broad daylight.
Some of his counterparts in Bunge, including Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’, also joined in the laughter by resharing the viral meme on his social media pages.
On his previous assessment of the BBI popularity in the Mt Kenya region, Kang’ata insisted that the circumstance may have changed but that does not mean the MCAs represent the general views of the public.
This was before Kang’ata joined the Tanga Tanga camp which has been strongly opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum Bill.
Some of his colleagues in the camp associated with Deputy President William Ruto have since dismissed the overwhelming support for the Bill as “not a priority”.
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