Kenyans online users embarked on a mission communication to their respective members of parliament urging them to vote against proposed amendments to the Finance Bill, 2008 on Thursday.
The campaign to reach out to MP kicked off on Wednesday after Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s son Raila Junior communicated his reservations to Kibra MP Ken Okoth.
Junior urged Twitter users to make it known to their respective MPs that they are against any introduction of VAT on petroleum products, however small the percentage.
Good Morning folks, yesterday I tweeted my local MP asking him to reject amendments to the finance Bill on VAT, a lot of people retweeted, liked, commented. If you really want to use your social media voice effectively speak directly to your local MP as I did. #Kenyansfirst
— Raila Junior Odinga (@Railajunior) September 19, 2018
A day earlier, Raila Junior had publicly differed with his father after the latter chaired a Nasa parliamentary group meeting and resolved to support the 8 per cent VAT.
— John Njagi (@Johniekeilman) September 19, 2018
— Anthony Kagiri (@Tonykagiri) September 19, 2018
But in case my pleas fall on deaf ears, well, just know that the ground will only get hotter.
— DOCi (@iNduati) September 19, 2018