Africa-Press – Kenya. Azimio leader Raila Odinga has told Kenyans to brace for a return of the weekly protests citing the failure of the Kenya Kwanza government to listen to their grievances and lower the cost of living.
Raila says President William Ruto’s regime has given millions of Kenyans a deaf ear on the issues they are raising and is instead hellbent on imposing more taxes on them through the Finance Bill.
“Kenyans are hurting. They are suffering. They came to power through the backdoor when they were not ready to govern and now want to pour their inefficiency on poor Kenyans,” Raila said.
The ODM leader was speaking at Chungwa House when he met members of the Gusii Community living in Nairobi.
The delegation was led by the Majority Whip in the County Assembly of Nairobi Moses Ogeto and Jackson Ontegi, the Community leader in Nairobi.
Raila said together with fellow Azimio principals, he will on Thursday give the country the way forward regarding the controversial Finance Bill 2023.
The government is pushing for the enactment of the bill without amendments despite growing opposition from Kenyans, rights groups and workers’ unions.
“They want to table the controversial Bill in Parliament tomorrow for the second reading and then have the Treasury CS present the budget statement on Thursday next week. They are determined to have it passed, but Kenyans will resist,” Raila said.
The former Prime Minister called on Kenyans from all walks of life to show up in their numbers when he announces the return of the weekly protests.
He said they should turn up and fight for their rights.