• Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Chaos erupts in Bondo and Msambweni as constituents protest against their MPs voting in support of the Finance Bill 2024

Chaos erupts in Bondo and Msambweni as constituents protest against their MPs voting in support of the Finance Bill 2024

 There was drama on Friday as residents in Bondo and Msambweni Constituencies matched to their respective Member of Parliament offices demanding an explanation for their voting on Thursday during the Finance Bill 2024 debate in Parliament.

Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda and his Msambweni counterpart Feisal Bader voted in support of the controversial Finance Bill 2024.

The decision seemed to have angered their electorates with the people wondering who sent their supposed representative to vote 'YES'.

In Bondo, angry residents tagged along a coffin accompanied with chants of 'Ochanda must go' and 'Rest in Peace Ochanda' as they sang outside the MP's office.

A video posted across social media platforms showed the irate residents demanding to be addressed as the coffin written #Reject Finance Bill 2024 was placed outside the door.

Likewise, a group of youth in Msamweni, Kwale county paid a visit to their MP seeking answers as to why the lawmaker voted in support of the Bill, wondering whom he purported to represent.

The now-viral video showed the youth protesting outside the heavily guarded office, where armed officers kept vigil as the youth waited for the legislator to come out and address them.

On Thursday, the contentious Bill sailed through the Second Reading in the National Assembly after 204 Members of Parliament voted to pass it against 115 MPs who voted in opposition to the Bill.

The voting happened amid heavy police blockades preventing demonstrators from reaching Parliament.

 

 

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