Divisions have hit DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga camp with his brigade differing sharply overthe recent betrayal in which some Tanga Tanga MPs voted in support of the BBI Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.
Kiharu MP Ndndi Nyoro opined that it was part of a wider scheme by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s men to cause divisions in the Tanga Tanga camp.
“As you may have heard, I called those people making noise, traitors, cowards, and sellouts. The reason for this is because I didn’t know an MP would be bribed with Ksh100,000 to vote in this way or the other.
“There was no better way to describe the sycophants other than calling them out and saying it as it is,” Nyoro stated.
Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua however appeared to be reading from a different script as he maintained that there was no betrayal in the Tanga Tanga camp.
“I want to disagree that there was any betrayal, you cannot betray a cause that does not exist. From our corner, we had no position, we talked, discussed, and said everybody should be free to vote either way depending on how you feel, how your conscience is, and consulting the people you represent, so there was no betrayal and the real contest is coming,” Gachagua noted.
Kenyans were surprised on 06 May when a section of DP Ruto’s allies voted publicly in support of the bill that was supported by an overwhelming majority.
Among the MPs include Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri, nominated MP David Sankok, Kaara MP Kareke Mbiuki, South Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko and Njoro MP Charity Kathambi.
Ngunjiri, however, in his defense stated that the BBI advocated for the bottom-up approach instituted by the Ruto camp.
“On our side, we’ve come up with a policy which dictates the bottom to the top approach which recently began and we’ve been constantly pushing it,” Ngunjiri stated.
Speaking after the development, Ngunjiri reiterated that he remains a loyal supporter and chief campaigner of DP Ruto.
“I am still the chief campaigner of DP William Ruto. Have you seen the DP himself say no to BBI bill?” he posed.