Kimani Ngunjiri's BBI U-Turn And Other MPs Who Voted For It (LIST)
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri, a staunch follower of Deputy President William Ruto revealed on Friday, May 7 that the BBI he voted in support for in a change of heart advocated for the bottom-up approach instituted by the Ruto camp.
The BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 was tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday, May 6 as MPs were torn into two sides, those for the document and those against it.
Voting began a few minutes to 6pm and brought together members who were present in the chambers and those who participated via Zoom.
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri shocked many when he made an about-turn decision on his stance on the BBI document as he voted in support of it.
The staunch follower of Deputy President William Ruto revealed on Friday, May 7 noted that the BBI advocated for the bottom-up approach instituted by the Ruto camp.
"On our side, we've come up with a policy which dictates the bottom to the top approach which recently began and we've been constantly pushing it.
"What's the difference with this (BBI) which takes funds to the grassroots level from MCAs to the top, and allocates five new constituencies for Nakuru county government? " Ngunjiri posed.
He further alluded that the voting did not dent his relationship with DP Ruto.
"I am still the chief campaigner of DP William Ruto. Have you seen the DP himself say no to BBI bill?," Ngunjiri posed.
The Ngunjiri change of fortunes is indicative of a fallout by some members of the Tangatanga wing of the ruling Jubilee party which has been experiencing turmoil in the recent past.
Ngunjiri, who has been a sharp critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta, surprised the House on Thursday, May 6, when he voted in support of the bill.
“I Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri, MP Bahati, vote YES,” the MP stated amid cheers and jeers from his counterparts.
Meanwhile coordinating the voting of the over 50 MPs who were appearing on Zoom was a near-Herculean task for Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Lag, echoing, and feedback made it difficult to hear some of the members as others were heard engaging in private conversations after they forgot to mute their microphones.
As had been expected, allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga ruled the yes side. Deputy President William Ruto’s allies such as Soy MP Caleb Kositany led the no team.
The Bill will be subject to a vote by the Senate before Kenyans have the final say on it, in form of a referendum.
MPs Who Abstained.
Qalicha Gufu, Moses Cheboi.
MPs Who voted No.
John Kiarie, Joyce Korir, Kangongo Bowen, Mathias Robi, Benjamin Washiali, Rahab Mukami, Alice Wahome, Ronald Tanui, Gabriel Tong'oyo, Daniel Tutayek, Gladys Shollei, Dan Wanyama, Janet Chepkemboi.
Robert Pukose, Dido Raso, Daniel Rono, Daniel Nanok, Soipan Tuya, Anab Gure, Ezekiel Machogu, Ndindi Nyoro, Muchangi Kalemba.
Moses Kuria, Purity Wangui, Beatrice Nkatha, Patrick Munene, Moses Kirima, John Paul Mwirigi, John Lodepe, Japheth Kiplangat, Jeffrey King'ang'i.
John Mutunga, Victor Munyaka, Mugambi Rindikir, Aramat Lemanken, Tecla Tum , George Murugara, Mohamed Ali, John Waluke, Lokiru Mohamed, Athman Ali, Cecily Mbarire, Josphat Gichunge.
Didmus Barasa, Joseph Limo, Jane Kihara, James Lomenen, Brighton Yegon, Moses Lesonnet, Sylvanus Maritim, James Murgor, Cornelly Serem, Dominic Kosgei, Liza Chelule, Wilson Kogo, Nelson Arap Koech.
Beatrice Chero, Gideon Keter, Nixon Korir, Hilary Kosgei, Kipsengeret Koros , Julius Kibiwott, Caleb Kositany , Johanna Kipyegon, William Cheptumo, Joseph Kipkosgei, Aisha Jumwa.
MPs Who voted Yes.
Charles Were, Adan Haji Yusuf, Raphael Wanjala, Wafula Wamunyinyi, Catherine Waruguru, Emmanuel Wangwe, Elsie Muhanda, Ferdinand Wanyonyi, Githua Wamashukuru, John Munene.
Martha Wangari, Ngunjiri Wambugu, Christopher Aseka, Gathoni Wamuchomba, Gladys Wanga, Opiyo Wandayi, Abdi Koropu, Richard Nyagaka, Kwenya Thuku.
Silas Tiren, Peris Tobiko, Josphat Kabinga, Chris Wamalwa, Abdi Shurie, Wilson Sossion, Sammy Arap Seronei, Daudi Eseli, Kassim Tandaza, Benjamin Dalu.
George Theuri, Ojiambo Oundo, Walter Owi, Joseph Oyula, Martin Owi, David Kosing, Feisal Bader, Joshua Kutuny, Jeniffer Shamalla, George Aladwa, Antony Oluoch.
Christopher Omulele, Katoo Ole Metito, Korei Ole Lemein, Jared Okello, Geoffrey Omuse, Bernard Masaka, Janet Ongera, Godfrey Osostsi.
Millie Odhiambo, Gideon Ochanda, Zadock Ogutu, Imran Okoth, Nasri Sahal, Hassan Oda, Moitalel Ole Kenta, Andrew Adipo, Eve Obara, Pamela Awuor.
Tom Mboya Odege, David Ochieng, Elisha Odhiambo, Ruweida Mohamed, Jacqueline Oduol., Christine Oduor, James Onyango.
Geoffrey Odanga, Sofia Abdinoor, Rachael Nyamai, Amina Hassan, Edith Nyenze, Paul Nzengu, Nzambia TK, Erastus Nzioka, Joshua Mwalio, James Nyikal, Joseph Ndwati, Jane Njiru, Jude Njomo, Joash Nyamachi.
Junet Mohamed, Mary Njoroge, Johnson Manya, Caleb Amisi, Danson Mwashako, Waihenya Ndirangu, John Mbadi, Charles Ngusya.
Kimani Ngunjiri, Charles Njagagua, James Gichuhi, Mwangaza Kawira, Wangari Mwaniki, Khatib Abdallah, Peter Mwathi, Gertrude Mbeyu.
Abdulswamad Nassir, Stanley Muthama, Florence Mutua, Andrew Mwadime, Jonah Mburu, Ted Mwambire, Kamoti Mwamkale.
Benjamin Gathiru, Aduma Owuor, Naomi Shaban, Mark Nyamita, Kathuri Murunge, Patrick Musimba, Shadrack Mose.
Halima Mucheke, Mahamud Sheikh, Michael Muchira, Gichuki Mugambi, Titus Khamala, Joseph Kalasinga, Gabriel Kago, Makali Mulu.
Gideon Mutemi, Omboko Milemba, Ahmed Kolosh, Mohamed Osman, Ahmed Abdisalam Ibrahim.
Kipruto Moi, Ben Momanyi, Jerusha Momanyi, Jessica Mbalu, Mishi Mboko, Kareke Mbiuki.
Mbogo Ali Menza, Peter Masara, David Mwalika, Robert Mbui, Swarup Mishra, Joshua Kimilu, Fred Odhiambo, Richard Oyonka, Alfred Agoi, Julius Musili, Mark Lomu kol.
Daniel Maanzo, Maoka Maore, Justus Kizito, Joseph Manje, Esther Passaris, Gideon Kimutai, Jackson Lentoi, Leshoomo Maison.
Naisula Lesuuda, Lentoimaga Alois, Peter Lochakapong, Jeremiah Ekamais, Richard Chonga, Sarah Korere, Simon King'ara,
Jeremiah Kioni, Michael Kingi, George Sunkuiya, Kivai Ernest, Gideon Konchellah, Irene Kasalu.
Adan Knaan, Anthony Kiai, Muturi Kiga, David Njuguna, Peter Kihara, Kuria Kimani, Charles Kilonzo.
Amos Kimunya, Patrick Makau, Elijah Memusi, Joyce Kamene, Ahmed Bashane, Charles Njagua.
Alfred Keter, Mohamed Garane, Oku Kaunya, Abdi Mude, Paul Kahindi, Kanini Kega.