Kenyans on Twitter have started writing to their MPs urging them to vote against proposed amendments to the Finance Bill, 2008 on Thursday.
The campaign to reach out to MP was kicked off on Wednesday by Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s son Raila Junior who 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.
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.
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
— 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
Kenyans, talk to your MPs, call them, text them, tweet them. Let them know your feelings about the Finance bill 2018. Even if they vote as tyrannized to, let them know your stand. Already did. @Nyamwanda @Railajunior @florence_mutua @EstherPassaris #BadLeadershipKe @jwnyikal pic.twitter.com/C3i0ULLBMg
— Kinyua Abala (@AbalaKinyua) September 19, 2018
@Lesuuda hope you'll vote on behalf of the people of Samburu east,we'r urging you to stand with us the same way we stood with you 8/8/17
— S$$S (@swt_stl) September 19, 2018
@SamuelAtandi I urge you to vote against this financial bill on petroleum&its products coming this Thursday.Remember you are doing this to speak on behalf of the poor people of Alego-Usonga who overwhelmingly voted for you.We shall be keen to watch.
— Hon Dennis Midimo (@HMidimo) September 19, 2018
@OpiyoWandayi as my Ugunja MP and on behalf of many residents, please vote against Muigai @UKenyatta proposals on the humongous taxes! We need to enhance our disposal incomes, to save, invest and pay for our determined goods and services!
— BELL OKELLO (@dedanbell) September 19, 2018
— harry chags (@harry_chagz) September 19, 2018
Kenyans, talk to your MPs, call them, text them, tweet them. Let them know your feelings about the Finance bill 2018. Even if they vote as tyrannized to, let them know your stand. Already did. @Nyamwanda @florence_mutua @EstherPassaris @SakajaJohnson @KoinangeJeff @EmbakasiWest
— Konch David (@Konch_David) September 19, 2018
Kenyans can find the contacts of their MPs who are not on twitter on info.mzalendo.com.