Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua

According to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, lawmakers who oppose the divisive Finance Bill, 2023, shouldn't anticipate receiving funding for local projects like roads.

The DP mentioned the Saturday Harambee event he participated in at St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School in Kitui County, where Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu urged the Bill should be rejected, during his sermon on Sunday at Leshuta in Narok County.

"This whole Finance Bill matter is receiving a lot of attention. When their MP talked about cessation when I was in Kitui yesterday, the audience applauded. When he first told me that they needed roads," the DP said, "Where does he anticipate the money needed for roads to be obtained from?"

The government is counting on the measure to generate income, according to the second-in-command of the nation. Therefore, if lawmakers want to get developmental funding, they must have their entire support.

"Some of you leaders have been dishonest to Kenyans, but recognise that they shouldn't ask for roads if their MP opposes the Finance Bill," he remarked.

At the event on Saturday, Gachagua emphasised that the Finance Bill, 2023, must be passed in its current form, claiming that it was contradictory to ask the government to construct schools, fix roads, and install other infrastructure while simultaneously "refusing to have taxes increased".

There was a need to hire additional instructors; who would pay for this? I am a person who tells the truth; people must pay taxes to support our capital and recurring spending. I won't be able to pay for it with my Ksh1 million salary; the residents would have to chip in, he remarked.

Gachagua continued, "Even though you constitute noise and put sufurias on your head, regardless of whether you reject the bill, imagining it won't pass, you do not possess enough votes and that's the reality, so there's no need." about opposition politicians from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition who are opposed to the bill.

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