8th June, 2023
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has intensified his efforts to persuade President William Ruto to abandon the proposed Finance Bill, 2023.
The bill is scheduled for the second reading in Parliament on Thursday, June 8, 2023.
During a press conference held in Nairobi on Thursday, Odinga called on President Ruto to stop burdening Kenyans with additional taxes and, instead, focus on adopting a more friendly approach to alleviate the financial pressure on them.
“We have noted that the regime has run out of sound bites and explanations for these proposals and has resorted to threats. But we have agreed with our MPs on what to do: vote against any tax rises,” said Odinga.
“Should Ruto overrun the National Assembly, we will regroup and overrun him in the wider National Assembly of the whole people of Keny,” he added.