Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has remained defiant by voting No to the BBI in the senate despite expulsion threats from the Jubilee party.
The senators on Tuesday took to the floor of the house to vote for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), days after the National Assembly overwhelmingly voted Yes in favor of the document.
On her side, nominated senator Millicent Omanga clarified that she was voting No taking into consideration the state of the suffering hustlers who would greatly be affected by its passage.
Omanga added that voting yes for the document would unnecessarily burden the citizens who are already facing economic hardships due to such things as huge debts and the ravaging effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the meantime, ODM MPS on Thursday voted yes overwhelmingly in support of the first amendment of the BBI despite widening cracks in the party.
The national assembly in a rare move obtained the two-thirds required thresholds to vote on constitution amendment. 320 Legislatures turned up for the session. 255 MPs voted ‘Yes’, 83 voted ‘No’ while two abstained from taking the vote.
Majority of ODM MPs decided to tore the line by voting Yes for the fear of repercussion like the one that befell Rarieda legislator Otiende Amollo. Otiende was de-whipped from his position as the Chair of the Legal and Justice Committee for holding a dissenting view on the Building Bridges Initiative which was regarded disrespectful according to the Orange Democratic Movement.
His Position was handed to Ruaraka member of parliament TJ Kajwang, Raila’s most loyal ally who presided over the mock swearing-in at Uhuru Park. In a nutshell, most MPs voted Yes to avoid harsh punishments which in extreme cases may have resulted in expulsion from the party and losing the parliamentary seats.