With the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill set for Senate hearing, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula’s move to make his stand known early subjected him to online ridicule from his Elgeyo-Marakwet counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen.
The Ford Kenya party leader who has had an on-and-off relationship with the bill took to Twitter to explain that his criticism of some sections of the 2020 Constitutional Amendment Bill didn’t mean he was opposing the document.
Murkomen hilariously linked Wetangula’s stand to the antics in the ‘Bend this Way‘ song by the dramatic gospel artiste Chris Embarambamba.
In the song, the musician says that if one wants God’s blessings, they should bend in a certain way and going by Murkomen’s tweet, Wetangula was bending his stand on BBI in order to attract favours from the government.
This is typical of Weta. he knows how to take the stakes high for a better deal. Embarambara would say “bendi thisi way”
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) May 8, 2021
The BBI bill sailed through in the National Assembly, garnering a whooping 235 votes against 83 who voted against with only two abstaining.