Budget unobliging for Kenyans, Ruto cites
A clash between the Deputy President William Ruto and President Kenyatta is inevitable after he vowed to reject the 2022-23 budget.
Ruto said that the budget aims at increasing the prices of basic commodities unga, bread and cooking oil at this time when Kenyans are struggling to even have a meal.
Due to the imposture of such taxes, the DP and his troop were convinced that the president and partner Raila are insensitive to the plights of Kenyans.
In the Finance Bill presented to Parliament by Treasury CS Ukur Yatani, the government introduced a 16 per cent Value Added Tax on both wheat and maize floor, heralding an increase in price of flour.
This comes amid discovery that ugali and chapatti are main meals that Kenyans feed on hence a slight change in pricing will make it difficult for several families to afford meals.
“We will also shoot down the budget that they are proposing but in case they pass it, within three months, I will bring a supplementary budget that will accommodate hustlers,” Ruto said.
MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu) and Rigathi Gachagua also said they will reject the budget on the floor of the National Assembly. Ichung’wa said Raila has destabilized most of the Jubilee projects that they had under the Big Four agenda and crippled the economy.
Speaking in unison that they will fight tooth and nail to sink the proposal, adding that Kenyans need a relief, not more taxes.
During the moment he was traversing Kiambu County, the DP accused a few tycoons of setting and organizing themselves to try create a government that would be a means for protection of their wealth.
The DP wooing voters that having grown through poverty made him the most eligible candidate to sort out problems Kenyans are facing. As he accused the president for attempting to force voters into electing Raila as his successor.
A promise that through Kenya Kwanza the political face of Kenya will shift for the better. His government aiming at setting priorities that will favor the common Mwananchi trough introduction of Universal Healthcare, infrastructure and security.
The former Kiambu governor William Kabogo said he made consultations widely at grassroot levels before endorsing the DPs candidature.
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi accused the Jubilee administration of burdening common mwananchi.He said the life of Kenyans has become too hard and Kenyans should vote for Ruto to restructure the economy.