Mutula calls for truce in Murkomen, Sakaja Twitter spat
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior on Monday called on his Nairobi and Elgeyo Marakwet colleagues Johnson Sakaja and Kipchumba Murkomen to cease their Twitter fight.
Sakaja and Murkomen had dramatically clashed on the social media platform over hiked fuel prices.
Murkomen had accused Sakaja of only speaking out for common wananchi when it was convenient.
Mutula Junior urged his colleagues to “find a common ground and speak with one voice.”
— Sen Mutula KilonzoJR (@SenMutula) September 3, 2018
The Sunday online spat birthed investigations by “Twitter police” who dug out a 2013 hansard to prove that Sakaja had supported the 16 per cent VAT.
Sakaja kept defending his support for tax hike.
“The 2013 bill in its entirety was seen as part of the larger tax reform and supported by most in the sector,” he wrote.
I didn’t oppose the VAT Act then. This is true. I haven’t said that I did. Infact most financial pundits hailed the reform of tax laws then which reduced the numerous exemptions. The specific issue we are dealing with was the can being kicked down the road.
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) September 3, 2018