Odinga gives President Ruto until Monday to reconsider Finance Bill

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance leaser Raila Odinga./COURTESY

Opposition chief Raila Odinga has given the Kenya Kwanza administration up to Monday next week to listen to the plight of Kenyans on the controversial Finance Bill 2023 or face the wrath. 

Odinga said it is incorrect for President William Ruto to impose undue taxes on the already overtaxed Kenyans whom he said the majority live below a dollar a day. 

Speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation Headquarters in Nairobi when he handed over tools of work worth Ksh. 20 million donated by Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi under the Nairobi Youth and Women Empowerment Program, Odinga accused Ruto of re-introducing dictatorship in the country which he said will not go down well with the oppressed majority.

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga with Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi while handing over tools of work worth sh.20./COURTESY

The opposition chief said the Kenya Kwanza administration had in only eight months reneged on their campaign promises and instead resorted to wanton theft of public money. 

“They made a million promises to the people, non of those promises has been implemented and there is no indication that they will execute them,” Odinga said.

The ODM leader said Kenyans were tired of empty promises by the Kenya Kwanza administration coupled with the increasingly high cost of living saying the time had come when they should say enough is enough. 

“We shall blow the trumpet, we will tell you what to do. That day is coming soon,” he said. 

During the occasion, over 30 groups received equipment ranging from carwash machines, blow dryers for salons, carts, tents, and seats.

Odinga urged the youth to make good use of the equipment to earn a living as a way of fighting poverty.