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Raila Junior makes last minute appeal to his father


Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s son Raila Junior has heeded advice  from Kenyans on Twitter and spoken to his father against the Finance Bill amendments just hours to the vote.

The younger Raila on Thursday shared a photo of himself and his father during what looked like family breakfast time.

He wrote that he had shared his reservations with the party leader’s decision to back the amendments.

Junior is on record for disagreeing with his father’s decision arrived at during a meeting he chaired on Tuesday that saw Nasa legislators state that they supported the amendments.

He wrote, “Unfortunately as a Kenyan citizen, I am unconvinced by the statement put out by NASA on the VAT on Fuel, non of the conditions they’ve put up are measurable and even if they were they are nowhere near closing the deficit on the debt. I call for my MP @okothkenneth  to reject.”

Junior urged Kenyans to tweet their MPs and urge them to reject the amendments and some Kenyans questioned why he was not telling his father who chaired a meeting that resolved to support the amendments.

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He has since heeded the advice and had that talk with Odinga on Thursday morning just hours to the parliament vote.

Moses Isutsa commented, “Please make a last minute effort and directly tell you Dad to instruct his MPs to vote NO on that bill.”

The Majani added, “Thanks for doing your part and remaining independent like us.”

Reagan Hassan wrote, “He already whipped Mbadi and Co. not reason independently…too late.”