The late President Moi was known as the professor of politics in Kenya.He ruled for 24 years and his regime was known for his firm stand.Kenyans have mixed memories for the late President with some recalling him as a force of stability and others remembering him as a tyrant.
With political temperature in the country taking a new course after latest developments on BBI, the 2022 general election is taking a new twist after several alliances are being put in place.Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi, Gideon Moi and Kalonzo Musyoka agreed to form One Kenya Alliance while deputy president William Ruto is on public domain that he is waiting for the other Leaders to declare their bid.
Kenyans are now expecting to see the decision that the senate will make concerning Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).Last week, Parliament overwhelmingly voted in support of the Bill with majority of MPs allied to handshake team supporting the Bill and majority of those allied to Ruto's TangaTanga section opposing it.
Senator Kang'ata is one of the Senators who have voted 'NO' in today's BBI Motion in the senate.Most of the Tangatanga senators have been accused by Speaker Lusaka for not obeying the standing orders that only require a senate to say his name and then vote Yes or No.
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has declared his interest in the country's top seat delivering bad news to Deputy President William Ruto, Raila Odinga, Gideon Moi among presidential aspirants in the year 2022.Kabogo has spoken to the Standard informing that those leaders running for the Presidency including all those brokering the votes of the region should not think that the region has a leadership vacuum stating the President Uhuru Kenyatta remains the Kingpin of Mt Kenya region.
Deputy President William Ruto has been slammed in a row with Hon.Nick Salat over the looming 2022 general elections, with the latter claiming that DP Ruto is far from being the head of State of Kenya as President Uhuru Kenyatta`s term comes to an end in 2022.
As MP's allied to Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), Kalonzo (Wiper) and Gideon Moi (KANU) continue chest thumping over a successful passing of the Constitutional Amendment Bill (BBI), worrying news have emerged from their common opponent, DP Ruto's camp.
Baringo senator Gideon Moi is in trouble after claiming that he was voting for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum bill on behalf of president Uhuru Kenyatta, former prime minister Raila Odinga, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and other One Kenya Alliance politicians like former vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi is one of the longest serving politician in Kenya.He first joined politics as a member of parliament.He has served in different political positions including deputy prime minister, finance minister and vice president.Musalia Mudavadi is one of the presidential candidates who intends to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta.
As 2022 is getting nearer, different political leaders are up and down trying to form coalitions before the next general election.In the past, it was rumoured that Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Midavadi, Moses Wetangula and Gideon Moi are working together ahead of 2022 presidential election.
On Tuesday, senate held a special meeting to overwhelmingly vote for the Constitution Amendment Bill of 2021 BBI bill.However, the process did not end without light moments for those who were in the chambers as well as those who were virtually present.Among those who attended the session virtually, is Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, whose vote sparked laughter in the Senate.
The Kenya Senate has joined the National Assembly in passing the Building Bridges Initiative Amendment Bill (2020).President Uhuru Kenyatta shaking hands with Raila Odinga [Photo/Courtesy] Seating today, 11 May 2021, 52 senators voted in favour of the bill, representing more than two-thirds, while 12 voted no, one senator abstained from the vote.
(Image Courtesy) Baringo senator Gideon Moi on this day 11th May 2021, during deliberation on the BBI bill voted YES in favour of the bill.As this was expected among many senators and kenyans,there was no big deal to it.However, senator Gideon Moi vote came after he had introduced a rare reason that caught several Kenyans unexpected on why he would vote so in the 2020 constitutional amendment bill.
Just a few days ago, the National Assembly voted in favor of the Building Bridges Initiative Bill.Today, senators stood firm in ensuring that the bill passed.A total of 52 senators voted yes for the BBI while 12 voted no for the bill.One senator never voted while two others were absent.
Building bridges initiative is being voted by senators in senate led by senate speaker hon.Kenneth Lusaka.As of now a lot of senators have voted yes for the bill despite the few Tangatanga allies who have voted no.Baringo senator Gideon Moi has revealed through his official tweeter account that he has voted yes in favour of the building bridges initiative bill.
Baringo Senetor Gideon Moi went on and announced on Twitter that he will be supporting B.B.I something alot of people especially his fans on Twitter did not like about the governor.Baringo was among the first counties to reject B.B.I.Alot of fans were angered by what their leader had done who they believed he will not support the movements since it was not ideal for Kenyans and for them.One of his fans called him a betrayer for betraying his people and agreeing to say yes to B.B.I.Another fan commented on his page and said he thought the senator had voted No like he usually did but this time round it's a yes for the senator.
Today senators debated BBI consitutional amendment bill.The bill caused a heated debate in the house.The speaker of the senate Kenneth Lusaka had ruled out earlier that the bill cannot be amended.Today was also the day of voting on the bill.Majority of senators voted in favour of the bill.
It is barely hours after the Building Initiative bill was brought to the Senate where the majority of the members of the Senate voted yes for the Bill will now be taken to the president for assent after both houses pass the bill.An hour later Baringo Senator Gideon Moi took to his Facebook, Page to tell Kenyans that he voted yes for the bill but Kenyans were quick to castigate the senator.
The Baringo senator Gideon Moi is under fire on the social media after he twitted on his twitter account saying that he voted Yes for the Building Bridges Initiative report which was tabled before the senate.Today, the senators voted for the 2020 amendment Bill where only 12 senators voted against the BBI report.
As the country gears towards a general elections, the politics of numbers continues to take shape in the country's political space.Based on the statistics of how the members of National Assembly voted on the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the deputy president William Ruto could be the only man to watch in the 2022 presidential elections.