Inside DP Ruto’s secret meeting with Tanga Tanga MPs after his side lost BBI vote

Inside DP Ruto's secret meeting with Tanga Tanga MPs after his side lost BBI vote

Hours after BBI critics allied to the Tanga Tanga brigade lost their bid to stop BBI reggae in parliament, DP Ruto convened a meeting today (May 07) at Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika’s Karen home.

The meeting which took place just five hours after the national assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of the BBI report was believed to be a strategy meeting to chart the way forward in light of the development.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria confirmed the meeting took place, noting that the politicians and experts from different sectors met to discuss economic revival, a subject the DP has been propagating since the pandemic broke out in the country.

“I was the moderator at the meeting where we re-validated the Bottom-Up Economic Model after the Maasai Mara retreat,” Kuria confirmed.

Kuria further also refuted claims alleging that the DP met the MPs at Karen to deliberate the outcome of the BBI vote in at the National Assembly. Multiple reports stated that Ruto strategised his plans after MPs allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga passed the bill.

During the voting, a section of DP Ruto’s loyal allies voted in support of the BBI bill in what many saw as suspicious.
235 MPs out of 320 voted for the bill, 83 against while two abstained. Most of the 83 lawmakers who rejected it were aligned to the DP.

The move saw politicians from across the political divide give their take.

An elated Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru lit up social media with her celebration stating that parliament passing the Bill by 73 percent means that the BBI speaks for itself.

“The National Assembly voted on the Constitution Ammendment Bill and so will the Senate. When the people’s turn comes they too will vote and we will march on. We should accept everyone’s decision and accept democratic outcomes.” Ruto stated in light of the development.

“235 votes for BBI, against 83 … a whooping 73%…. as the lawyers say, Res ipsa loquitur – The thing speaks for itself… #BBIbill,” wrote the Governor.

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