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Anti-tax protestors in Kenya present fresh demands to Prez Ruto 


Anti-tax protestors in Kenya present fresh demands to Prez Ruto 

It has emerged that anti+government protesters in Kenya has presented new “Non-negotiable” demands to President Ruto after withdrawal of controversial Finance Bill 2024 seeking to impose taxes on citizenry.

The demands include the elimination of the Chief Administrative Secretary position, redirecting funds from the Office of the First Lady, Second Lady, and Prime Cabinet Secretary’s spouse to hiring teachers and doctors, the scrapping of the housing levy, firing government officials with criminal records, reducing wastage of public funds, conducting lifestyle audits for state officers, dismissing corrupt Cabinet Secretaries, creating more opportunities for youth, equalizing MP and doctor salaries, capping MP salaries and allowances, mandating the use of government vehicles for officials, forming the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) within 30 days, hiring JSS teachers and intern doctors, reinstating the school feeding program, and ultimately calling for President Ruto’s resignation.


▪️Scrap the illegal and illegitimate Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) position.

▪️Removal of public funding of the Office of the First Lady, Second Lady and Prime Cabinet Secretary’s Spouse, and instead redirect those funds to employing teachers and doctors.

▪️Scrapping of the housing levy, the publishing of audited records on how the funds have been utilised and refunds for all contributors.

▪️Immediate firing of all government officials with criminal records and integrity issues.

▪️Reduce wastage of public funds in government, including travel.

▪️Conduct a lifestyle audit for flashy state officers.

▪️Fire corrupt Cabinet Secretaries (CSs).

▪️Create more opportunities for the youth.

▪️Members of Parliament(MPs) should not earn more than doctors.

▪️Reduction of Members of Parliaments’ salaries and allowances, capping them at Ksh.200,000 (Approx $1560).

▪️To curb wastage, the list advises that all government officials should use government vehicles, trains and airplanes.

▪️ Constitute the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission (IEBC) within the next 30 days

▪️ Employ Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers and intern doctors.

▪️ Calling for the restoration of the school feeding programme.

▪️The final demand is that the President resigns from office.


What are your thoughts on these demands?


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