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President Ruto’s Affordable Housing Project Bill Sails Through

The affordable housing project on Tuesday, February, 20th, 2024 sailed through the second reading in the National Assembly. Efforts by the oppositi

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The affordable housing project on Tuesday, February, 20th, 2024 sailed through the second reading in the National Assembly.

Efforts by the opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) to stop the passage of the Bill failed as the government side carried the day getting 141 votes against 58.

Kenya Kwanza leaning MPs toed the line and followed the command by PresidentWilliam Ruto and voted for the Bill to sail through.

Pleas from Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi to delay the debate of the Bill at the third reading stage were also not successful as the Speaker ruled that the debate will go on as scheduled on Wednesday afternoon.

“Due to the many amendments that have been proposed by various members on the controversial Bill, I would request that you give us time, so that we debate the Bill on Thursday to allow as many members as possible to bring amendments,” the Ugunja MP pleaded.

However, the request was opposed by Majority Leader Kimani Ichungw’ah who asked the Speaker to allow for members to propose amendments, but insisted the need for the Bill not to be delayed.

“We should not delay the debate on this Bill, any amendments can be proposed and we can even have a supplementary order paper, but this debate must come tomorrow,” stated Ichung’wah.

“I want to see which MP is going to oppose this Bill, I want to see which MP is going to deny his electorates an opportunity to get a job, because this Bill is about creation of jobs, it’s about jobs for our people.”

Several amendments have been proposed to the Bill including scrubbing the 10% deposit that was required for one to own a house.

“There was a fear that these houses will be taken by the rich at the expense of the people that could benefit from this affordable housing. And therefore we will be proposing to have one ID or one KRA Pin carry one house so that we do not have people taking advantage of this particular program and going to invest in them at the expense of the hustlers that are benefiting from this programme,” said Finance committee chair Kimani Kuria.

Division of the Affordable Housing Bill 2023 that is currently in the second reading.

Votes are as follows:

1. Hon. Samuel Chepkonga – YES

2. Hon. Benjamin Kipkirui – YES

3. Hon. Marianne Kitany – YES

4. Hon. Samuel Atandi – NO

5. Hon. Walter Owino – NO

6. Hon. Irene Njoki – YES

7. Hon. Joshua Kandie – YES

8. Hon. Makilap Kipkoros – YES

9. Hon. Nelson Koech – YES

10. Hon. Alfah Miruka Ondieki – YES

11. Hon. Linet Chepkorir – YES

12. Hon. Patrick Kibagendi – NO

13. Hon. Raphael Wanjala – NO

14. Hon. Jack Wamboka – NO

15. Hon. Kibet Kirui – YES

16. Hon. Catherine Omanyo – NO

17. Hon. Tindi Mwale – NO

18. Hon. Joseph Oyula – NO

19. Hon. Rindikiri Mugambi – YES

20. Hon. Joseph Kirima – YES

21. Hon. Paul Kibichii – YES

22. Hon. Musa Sirma – YES

23. Hon. Wehliye Keynan – YES

24. Hon. Jeptoo Ngelechei – YES

25. Hon. Gathiru Benjamin – YES

26. Hon. Julius Mawathe – NO

27. Hon. Mark Mwenje – NO

28. Hon. Pamela Njoki – YES

29. Hon. Lelemengit Joses – YES

30. Hon. Johana Ngeno – YES

31. Hon. Robert Pukose – YES

32. Hon. Oundo Wilberforce – NO

33. Hon. Dekow Mohamed – YES

34. Hon. Muriu Wakili – YES

35. Hon. Gabriel Kangombe – YES

36. Hon. Martha Wangari – YES

37. Hon. Charles Gimose – YES

38. Hon. George Kaluma – NO

39. Hon. Taitumu Julius – YES

40. Hon. Abdi Abdi Ali – YES

41. Hon. Benard Shinali – YES

42. Hon. George Koimburi – YES

43. Hon. Eve Obara – NO

44. Hon. Leah Sankaire – YES

45. Hon. Hamisi Kakuta – NO

46. Hon. Elsie Muhanda – NO

47. Hon. Paul Kahindi – NO

48. Hon. Yusuf Hassan – YES

49. Hon. Peter Irungu – YES

50. Hon. Fabian Kyule – YES

51. Hon. Oscar Sudi – YES

52. Hon. Adipo Andrew – NO

53. Hon. Charles Were – NO

54. Hon. Robert Mbui – NO

55. Hon. Kipsanai Adams – YES

56. Hon. Julius Ruto – YES

57. Hon. John Wanjiku – YES

58. Hon. Anne Wanjiku Mugo – YES

59. Hon. Peter Ochieng – NO

60. Hon. Mwengi Mutuse – YES

61. Hon. Joseph Munyoro – YES

62. Hon. Kimani Ichung’wah – YES

63. Hon. Getrude Mbeyu – NO

64. Hon. Owen Baya – YES

65. Hon. Bisau Kakai – YES

66. Hon. Gonzi Rai – YES

67. Hon. Kwenya Thuku – YES

68. Hon. Joseph Kimutai – YES

69. Hon. Hilary Kosgei – YES

70. Hon. Njeri Maina – YES

71. Hon. Joseph Gitari – YES

72. Hon. Joshua Oron – NO

73. Hon. Rozaah Buyu – NO

74. Hon. Irene Kasalu – NO

75. Hon. Nimrod Mbai – YES

76. Hon. Edith Nyenze – NO

77. Hon. Japheth Nyakundi – YES

78. Hon. Anthony Kibagendi – NO

79. Hon. Josep Tonui – YES

80. Hon. Kitayama Maisori – YES

81. Hon. Fatuma Masito – NO

82. Hon. Ferdinand Wanyonyi – YES

83. Hon. Abdirahman Abdi – YES

84. Hon. Jane Kagiri – YES

85. Hon. Festus Mwangi – YES

86. Hon. Stephen Wachira – YES

87. Hon. Ruweida Obo – YES

88. Hon. Stanley Muriuri – YES

89. Hon. Joseph Kahangara – YES

90. Hon. Mishi Mboko – NO

91. Hon. Innocent Mugabe – NO

92. Hon. Akuja Protus – YES

93. Hon. Oyugi Dick – NO

94. Hon. Chiforomodo Mangale – YES

95. Hon. Kamene Joyce – NO

96. Hon. Caleb Mule – YES

97. Hon. Susan Kiamba – NO

98. Hon. Malulu Injendi – YES

99. Hon. HusseinWeytan Mohamed – NO

100. Hon. Haro Ibrahim – YES

101. Hon. Yusuf Adan Haji – YES

102. Hon. Mukunji Gitonga – YES

103. Hon. Mary Wamaua – YES

104. Hon. Kangogo Bowen – YES

105. Hon. Timothy Toroitich – YES

106. Hon. Naomi Waqo – YES

107. Hon. Odanga Geoffrey – NO

108. Hon. Edwin Mugo – YES

109. Hon. Eric Mwangi – YES

110. Hon. Kassim Tandaza – YES

111. Hon. Oscar Nabulindo – NO

112. Hon. Stephen Mule – NO

113. Hon. Geoffrey Ruku – YES

114. Hon. Benard Muriuki – YES

115. Hon. Elizabeth Karambu – YES

116. Hon. Fatuma Mohamed – NO

117. Hon. Reuben Kiborek – YES

118. Hon. Phyliss Bartoo – YES

119. Hon. Kimani Kuria – YES

120. Hon. Zamzam Mohamed – NO

121. Hon. Abraham Kirwa – YES

122. Hon. James Onyango – NO

123. Hon. Betty Maina – YES

124. Hon. Machele Mohamed – NO

125. Hon. Mary Maingi – YES

126. Hon. Charles Nguna – NO

127. Hon. Liza Chelule – YES

128. Hon. David Gikaria – YES

129. Hon. Rebecca Tonkei – YES

130. Hon. Agnes Pareiyo – YES

131. Hon. Ole Ntutu Kitilai – YES

132. Hon. Gabriel Tongoyo – YES

133. Hon. Emmanuel Wangwe – YES

134. Hon. George Gachagua – YES

135. Hon. GK Macharia – YES

136. Hon. Charity Kathambi – YES

137. Hon. Joash Nyamoko – YES

138. Hon. Mohamed Ali – YES

139. Hon. Jerusha Momanyi – YES

140. Hon. Faith Gitau – YES

141. Hon. Jared Okelo – NO

142. Hon. Duncan Mathenge – YES

143. Hon. Muchira Michael – YES

144. Hon. Michael Wainaina – YES

145. Hon. Otiende Amolo – NO

146. Hon. Paul Kibet – YES

147. Hon. Mwafrika Kamande – YES

148. Hon. TJ Kajwang – NO

149. Hon. Simon Kingara – YES

150. Hon. Eric Muchangi – YES

151. Hon. Clement Sloya – YES

152. Hon. Caleb Amisi – NO

153. Hon. Dido Raso – YES

154. Hon. Pauline Lenguris – YES

155. Hon. Lekumontare Jackson – YES

156. Hon. James Nyikal – NO

157. Hon. Ikana Fredrick – YES

158. Hon. Christine Ombaka – NO

159. Hon. Justice Kemei – YES

160. Hon. John Waluke – YES

161. Hon. Francis Sigei – YES

162. Hon. Shadrack Mwiti – YES

163. Hon. Silvanus Osoro – YES

164. Hon. David Kiplangat – YES

165. Hon. Caroli Omondi – YES

166. Hon. Gachobe Kinuthia – YES

167. Hon. Junet Mohamed – NO

168. Hon. Peter Masara – NO

169. Hon. Lydia Mzighi – YES

170. Hon. Amina Dika – YES

171. Hon. Mary Emaase – YES

172. Hon. George Murugara – YES

173. Hon. Susan Ngugi – YES

174. Hon. Alice Nganga – YES

175. Hon. John Mutunga – YES

176. Hon. Julius Melly – YES

177. Hon. John Chikati – YES

178. Hon. Siyoi Lilian – YES

179. Hon. Ngikolok Nicholas – YES

180. Hon. John Ariko – NO

181. Hon. David Ochieng – YES

182. Hon. Opiyo Wandayi – NO

183. Hon. Kagesi Kivai – YES

184. Hon. Beatrice Adagala – YES

185. Hon. Abdi Chome – NO

186. Hon. Fatuma Jehow – NO

187. Hon. Mohamed Aden Daudi – YES

188. Hon. Adow Mohamed Aden – NO

189. Hon. Danson Mwashako – NO

190. Hon. Robert Basil – NO

191. Hon. Ali Khalif – YES

192. Hon. Sabina Chege – YES

193. Hon. Suleka Harun – YES

194. Hon. Dorothy Ikiara – YES

195. Hon. Joseph Wainaina – YES

196. Hon. Jackson Kosgei – YES

197. Hon. John Mbadi – NO

198. Hon. Talib Abubakara – YES

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