The scenes in Parliament last week where the Leader of Majority Aden Duale was captured on live TV shepherding members out of the chambers to torpedo the outcome of a vote on the Finance Bill 2018/19 was a sign of worrying times.
Worst of all, the bungling of Soipan Tuya, the Temporary Speaker on which way the vote had gone coupled with Speaker Justin Muturi’s crass attempt to subvert the will of the MPs has left a sour taste in spite of triumph.
What happened on Thursday raises a number of questions: where do the MPs draw the line between party positions and the peoples’s position especially in a matter like the imposition of taxes and levies. Read more
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