How MPs took country for ride on tax vote
SEE ALSO :MPs want Budget cut to Sh2 trillionThey should have said that MPs who a year later had not spoken in the House needed to be retired for incompetence. They should have said like any good husband, that if there are costs to be cut in the home it must start with them, but they kept their salary, the driver , the PA, the advisors and the mileage that makes each of them an expensive waste of time and dime. After this fraud, they then displayed their absconding ways. They stood outside the house when our matter was on the floor. They were away without leave and left our battlefront open. They ran like cowards from the front line, only to later speak bravely about a war they ran away from on our screens. One would know that a game was afoot when each parliamentarian fought to speak to the media gathered, but did not bother to do much on the floor of the house. These are the men and women who pour water on their faces to pretend they worked hard, all in an effort to hide the fact they have absconded from their duties. The result of this absconding is the very real reality that Kenya has increased taxes without any ideas on how to stimulate growth. There is no idea on how to attract foreign investment nor to stimulate our SMEs to grow. There are no new laws to strengthen the fight against corruption, they do not name the corrupt, no successful parliamentary investigations into any matter under the sun and the list goes on and on. The reason being that our MPs were sadly and horribly absent in mind, body and spirit. They do not think about such things, they do not do anything about it and neither do they feel anything about these issues.
SEE ALSO :The bumpy road to two-thirds gender ruleAs such those whom we chose, can’t act outside their nature, and they won’t. The most they can do is play sycophant. Granted, there are a few exceptions - but not enough to make things any better. It’s our mistake Truth be told the only politician who was candid with Kenyans was President Uhuru Kenyatta, we may not like the fact that he said we need more taxes, but the truth is we do need more taxes. Why do we need the taxes? Because we, the voters have watched corruption skyrocket and done nothing. We voted for an expensive Constitution and expected money to fall from the sky and then even worse, wateched helplessly as corruption was devolved. As they transfer billions to their sons and daughters, Kenyans be painfully aware of these truths; no one loves you, your husband left you and your pain is their gain. For as long as your anger is only on social media, your voting still based on the hate of a tribe and a person, status quo will remain. If you need someone to blame buy a mirror and look into it. [email protected]
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