Drama was witnessed at the Meru County Assembly as the BBI Bill was tabled for debate, with a prolonged exchange between Municipality MCA Elias Murega and pro-BBI MCAs.
Murega’s contribution to the debate was characterized by interruptions from several MCAs in support of the motion, accusing him of using unparliamentary language.
The outspoken MCA however stood his ground and opposed the BBI Bill, alongside Ruiri/Rwarera MCA Peter Mutuma alias Kalembe.
Several MCAs tried silencing Murega, referred to the opposers of the bill as ‘unwanted elements’ in the debate.
Speaking after the heated debate, Murega says it’s democratic for the majority to have their way, but the minority we had their say”
“We move on…However, Freedom of Expression MUST be protected …even that one voice,” says Hon. Elias Murega.
Several Meru residents continue heaping praises on him, terming him the only Voice of reason, a determined Lone Ranger and a True Defender of Wanjiku.
“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. Congratulations Nchamba ya Kimirû,” says Evans Kinyua.
“Good job wayia. Your selfless leadership is being felt across the county. The future is bright.” says Kaumbuthu Pharis.
“You stood for Punguza Mizigo when other MCAs were receiving 100k to oppose it. You have opposed the BBI when the individual stakes were very high to support it. I DIDN’T WASTE MY VOTE,” says Kinyua Hosea.
There are however those with a feeling that Murega’s opposition to the bill is ill-informed and based on pro-Ruto politics.
“You oppose ward development fund, and more resources to counties simply because Ruto has advised you to so and you think people need such populist politics?” says Mutembei Mutiiria.
A fierce critic of the Kiraitu administration, Murega last year clinched the Deputy Speaker position after two rounds of voting at the assembly.
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