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‘Finance Bill 2023 is an insult to the people of Kenya’ – Raila tells Ruto

Friday, May 26th, 2023 17:57 | By
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Photo collage of President William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO/Courtesy

Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya supremo Raila Odinga has waded in on the proposed Finance Bill 2023.

While addressing the press at Yatta farm on Friday, May 26, 2023, Raila asserted that the Finance Bill 2023 was nothing but an insult to the people of Kenya.

According to the opposition leader, people were already struggling to make ends meet and as such, the aforementioned Bill was adding salt to injury.

He called out President William Ruto for being 'arrogant' while making proposals oblivious of the lean times that Kenyans are coping with.

"The Finance Bill 2023 is an insult to the people of Kenya, people already are struggling to make ends meet, now you are adding with a lot of impunity alafu unasema ati wapende wasipende, hio lugha tunaijua sana, hio lugha tulizika, sisi sio punda yako ambayo unatueka mizigo. There will be no taxation without representation.

"Huezi kuongea na madaha na maringo ati uko na wabunge ambao umenunua, that you have majority of Members of Parliament, I want to tell you that those people do not represent the people of Kenya," Raila quipped.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader also claimed that the reason why 'unrealistic' proposals were passed was that the MPs were compelled to vote in support of them through bribery.

He urged citizens to come out and protest in resistance to the various proposals so that they are able to resist repression from the current administration.

"Those people are only going to vote for you because you bribed them but the people of Kenya don't support it and we urge the people of Kenya to withdraw the sovereignty to Parliament over this issue. That what Parliament passes doesn't bind the people of Kenya, that the people of Kenya will come out to protest and resist the repression by this regime," he added.

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