Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has found hundreds of Kenyans rallying behind him in opposing the new Budget proposal which was read on Thursday in the National Assembly by CS Henry Rotich.
Kuria has been agitating for the reduction of seats in both the national assembly and the Senate to reduce the wage bill and raise money for free secondary education.
The MP’s ‘Punda amechoka, punguza mzigo’ initiative which been creating controversy for a while is finally making sense to Kenyans.
Speaking on Thursday, Kuria claimed that some of the policies in the budget will strain the citizens.
He went ahead to use an example of the boda boda risers who will under the new budget be forced to obtain third party insurance.
“Today its okay to say that you are taxing someone or you are putting a burden on someone as much as you want to. But there is something called ‘can’t pay, won’t pay’. Among our 1 million boda-boda riders, I think only 200,000 or 300,000 have the third party insurance and the rest cannot afford,” Moses Kuria told K24.
On Tuesday, Kuria had argued that it is senseless for the 49 Million Kenyans to carry the budget weight of the employed one million Kenyans who gain half of the budget.
“In a budget of Sh. 3 trillion, half of it goes to people who are employed by the government (recurrent expenditure) – salary, mandazi, travel and flowers. In a country of Sh50 million people, civil servants are not more than 1 million.
“We have to ask ourselves, for how long are 49 million people going to carry the burden of 1 million people?” Moses Kuria stated during an interview with on a local TV.
Moses Kuria on government’s recurrent expenditure We need to ask ourselves questions as Kenyans…how long are 49 million people going to carry the burden of just 1 million people? #DayBreak pic.twitter.com/UZfhRY9WpU
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) June 12, 2019
Taking into social media, a good number of Kenyans have gone forth to show their support for the legislator.
Here are some of the reactions;
"Moses Kuria" 2016 he said "Punda Amechoka' we dismissed him.
2019, he says the same thing – we applaud him. It took us 3 years to feel the pinch. Man! We have serious padding. #Kenyans #BudgetKe2019 pic.twitter.com/NJSDfkvFoF
— Caroline Mutoko (@CarolineMutoko) June 13, 2019
— Carol Waforo (@WaforoCarol) June 14, 2019
As we appreciate Moses Kuria, Let as take time also and give Peter Kaluma some respect; this guy survives in Nairobi and Homabay with a salary of 42 Shillings.. Lakini Kenya ni nini hatujaona bado? #RevolutionKE pic.twitter.com/88iqsGVC7K
— Just Mkenya (@JustMkenya) June 14, 2019
It might be a facade but let's think about it, how did we really get here? Now you know we're f*cked up when Moses Kuria starts making this much sense pic.twitter.com/Zq0LutmNra
— Brian mwangi🇰🇪 (@BrianGmwangi) June 14, 2019
Moses Kuria is always on point. Kenyans cant believe he makes such sense.I always believe in what he says, he is a good explainer & if you listen,you shall know that people like #Kaluma are more illiterate than anybody else.Someome pass this message to HomaBay mp,"resign"#Kenya pic.twitter.com/26k4y3CQqp
— Economist Patrick G (@Patrick1Gathu) June 14, 2019
Was planning to run for an MP seat on Ruto's party till I realized Moses Kuria had sense more than Ruto and Uhuru combined,,, am now going for Gubernatorial seat on his party wish David Ndii joined our party too!! pic.twitter.com/wd9HiSokYP
— My Me (@restricteDesire) June 13, 2019
Hon. Moses Kuria has been speaking sense all along, regrettably many KENYANS didn't take him serious. He never takes sides and he is BRILLIANT. We need leaders who will help our NATION rise out of the woes and not make us descend in it even deeper. This is INTENSE.
— Wayne Brian (@waynebrian7) June 13, 2019
If you know you know 'Moses Kuria' pic.twitter.com/QjoDRrn38U
— Kelvinkibiwottmunoi (@Kelvokibi) June 14, 2019
When Moses Kuria became sensible, I knew we had lost it as a nation. We are doing bad. pic.twitter.com/LcVKEV8Joz
— Bobby (@Bob_Odhiambo) June 13, 2019