Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi now says the government cannot afford to lose a vote on the Finance Bill 2024 that is currently before the National Assembly.

According to Mudavadi, a defeat on the bill can easily be used to delegitimize President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza administration.

The Prime CS says the ongoing debate about the bill is a political issue as much as it is an economic matter.

“Finance Bill ndio msingi wa serikali. Kwa kimataifa, Finance Bill ikiangushwa, the net effect ni kwamba serikali imengolewa maradakani. It is equal to a vote of no confidence in a government. Si mchezo,” he said

According to Mudavadi, who is also the Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary, members of the opposition are alive to this and will be keen on invoking this idea were the Bill fail to gain the approval of parliament.

“Hawa watu (wa Upinzani) wanaiskuma wanasema tu ni mambo ya finance. Mkiangusha Finance Bill kwa serikali yeyote, the next thing watasema that was a vote of no confidence therefore the government must go home and we have fresh elections,” he said while in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County

Mudavadi argued the matter has far-reaching repercussions to the country and ought not to be taken lightly.

“Watu wanataka kupanga kwamba waangushe Finance Bill ndio waseme this is a vote of no confidence in William Ruto aende nyumbani. Don’t take it lightly, don’t take it like a joke, it is serious,” he said


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