Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is a man who divides opinions and he has done no less with his stance on the Fuel tax row.
Kenyans, including Raila Odinga’s son, have hit out at the opposition kingpin after he led National Super Alliance (Nasa) MPs in declaring support for President Kenyatta’s proposal to impose eight percent VAT on fuel.
Mr Odinga presided over a meeting of Nasa MPs at Orange House and whipped them into supporting the proposal, albeit with conditions. And for this, he has angered some the million of Kenyans who are set to bear the brunt of the new taxes.
His son, Raila Junior, was among those Kenyans who took issue with the Nasa’s move.
Unfortunately as a Kenyan citizen, I am unconvinced by the statement put out by NASA on the VAT on Fuel, non of the conditions they’ve put up are measurable and even if they were they are nowhere near closing the deficit on the debt. I call for my MP @okothkenneth to reject.
— Raila Junior Odinga (@Railajunior) September 18, 2018
And he clearly was not alone..
NASA has shown everyone a middle finger! Raila Odinga and NASA have told us screw you.
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) September 18, 2018
Clueless man of the year goes to….President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Conman of the year goes to….Raila Odinga.
Thief of the year goes to…..Uliam Ruto.
Tumbocrats of the year goes to….. Jubilee MPs & NASA MPs.
Idiots of decade goes to…..Kenyan voters.
— THE INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE! (@allen_arnold) September 18, 2018
A Raila Government would not have been any better than the Uhuru Government.
— Jacques (@Kvaati) September 18, 2018
Some however defended the Former Prime Minister..
RAILA BECOMES A BETRAYER NOW,
WHEN HE OPPOSED HE WAS A DEMON AND LORD O POVERTY
— loyson medics (@loysonmwenda) September 19, 2018
Blame yourselves Kenyans,, for your present predicament,, not Raila not anyone
You had your choice
— DrJay (@lilJaytheDr) September 19, 2018
Eat Baba, eat…
A billionaire used to eat teargas on our behalf; we call him an idler and a madman. Now we are crying that the madman has gone back to his peers??? 😂😂😂😂. Eat baba, eat. God knows you deserve it.
— Jojes Ngabana (@mithikageorges) September 19, 2018
The debate is sure to continue for the next few days as Members of Parliament seek to find clarity on the issue via a special sitting that will commence on Thursday.