Opinion: Why northern Kenya experienced subdued anti-Finance Bill protests
  • Author: Amina Boru
  • Date: 2024-07-13 15:45:30

Opinion: Why northern Kenya experienced subdued anti-Finance Bill protests

While protests were witnessed in various towns across the country, northern Kenya seems to have been left out of the history-making moment of a revolution by Gen Z, similar to the 1990s agitation for pluralism that was mainly led by a group of politicians then referred to as young Turks.

Opinion: Gen Z gatherings mark a new dawn for political transformation
  • Author: Mohamed Ahmed
  • Date: 2024-07-13 10:08:49

Opinion: Gen Z gatherings mark a new dawn for political transformation

Today's youth in Kenya are using cultural events and gatherings as catalysts for political transformation. Their participation isn't just symbolic; it's strategic.

Shock as bodies concealed in sacks found in Mukuru Kwa Njenga
  • Author: Barack Oduor
  • Date: 2024-07-12 15:53:58

Shock as bodies concealed in sacks found in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

The discovery of the bodies emerges at a time when cases of abduction and disappearances are being recorded following the countrywide protests against Ruto's government.

Ruto set to address the nation for fourth time in 3 weeks
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-07-11 12:03:59

Ruto set to address the nation for fourth time in 3 weeks

Last Friday, Ruto addressed the nation whereby he announced government reforms aimed at streamlining his administration following an uproar from Kenyans, who demanded change in the overall governance of the country.

AG Muturi denies claims of being excluded from key government decisions
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-07-11 10:25:48

AG Muturi denies claims of being excluded from key government decisions

The AG dismissed the claims, asserting he had been misquoted as he upholds the highest standards of integrity and transparency.

Wiper party ousts MP Farah Maalim over alleged remarks on Gen Z protesters
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-07-10 18:41:18

Wiper party ousts MP Farah Maalim over alleged remarks on Gen Z protesters

The controversy stemmed from an undated video, now widely circulated, in which Farah appears to issue inflammatory remarks about the young anti-government protesters.

Police remove barricades on all roads leading to State House
  • Author: Michael Kirwa
  • Date: 2024-07-09 20:13:00

Police remove barricades on all roads leading to State House

The roadblocks had been in place since Thursday, June 27, 2024, following protests against the Finance Bill 2024 and calls for President Ruto’s resignation, with protesters declaring an intention to stage an Occupy State House protest.

High Court suspends Ruto task force for audit of public debt
  • Author: Joseph Ndunda
  • Date: 2024-07-08 17:34:50

High Court suspends Ruto task force for audit of public debt

The order was issued by Justice Lawrence Mungambi following a suit by Mangare Gikenyi against the task force and the attorney general.

Kilifi leaders demand immediate release of arrested youth protesters
  • Author: Farhiya Hussein
  • Date: 2024-07-08 14:58:26

Kilifi leaders demand immediate release of arrested youth protesters

Madzayo criticised the police's actions as arbitrary and unjust, emphasising that the youths are being mistreated without proper legal grounds.

Proxy Finance Bill? Higher import duties on essential goods in EAC’s new tax guidelines
  • Author: Alfred Onyango
  • Date: 2024-07-06 07:40:43

Proxy Finance Bill? Higher import duties on essential goods in EAC’s new tax guidelines

Some of the upward revised tariff’s touch on items that formed the basis of the public outroar over the currently withdrawn Finance Bill 2024

Kindiki condemns protest-related deaths, calls for accountability
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-07-05 06:28:36

Kindiki condemns protest-related deaths, calls for accountability

The CS stated that the families of those who died will receive justice via accountability.

CS Duale offers to resign if Ruto feels he has let him down
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-07-04 11:42:56

CS Duale offers to resign if Ruto feels he has let him down

Duale has urged the President to evaluate his administration and remove any burdensome members, including himself.

Ruto convenes first cabinet meeting since anti-govt demos erupted
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-07-04 10:01:27

Ruto convenes first cabinet meeting since anti-govt demos erupted

Ruto last chaired a cabinet meeting on June 11, 2024.

Dangerous job without weapons: Security guards' struggles as anti-state demos turn violent
  • Author: Charity Kilei
  • Date: 2024-07-03 18:52:34

Dangerous job without weapons: Security guards' struggles as anti-state demos turn violent

In the thick of anti-state demonstrations are security guards torn between protecting themselves and fighting off criminals, at the risk of suffering serious injuries or losing their lives.

Don't disregard constitution over isolated cases of demo infiltration by goons, state told
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-07-03 16:38:36

Don't disregard constitution over isolated cases of demo infiltration by goons, state told

Article 19 and several other organisations want leaders in the security sector to act in the public's interest, facilitating the freedom to assemble, demontrate, picket, and present petitions to public authorities, peacefully and unarmed.

Sharp fall in private business activity as anti-tax demos choke sector
  • Author: Alfred Onyango
  • Date: 2024-07-03 15:27:56

Sharp fall in private business activity as anti-tax demos choke sector

Christopher Legilisho, an economist at Standard Bank, said the anti-tax demos experienced during the month did enough to restrain output and new business because customers delayed spending decisions amid uncertainty.

Sign IEBC Bill to enable recall of MPs, opposition tells Ruto
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-07-03 14:02:30
Resolve crisis to save businesses, Nairobi traders tell Ruto after demos leave huge losses
  • Author: Barack Oduor
  • Date: 2024-07-02 17:42:19

Resolve crisis to save businesses, Nairobi traders tell Ruto after demos leave huge losses

They have suffered huge losses following cases of looting and vandalism on Luthuli Avenue, Moi Avenue, and Tom Mboya Street, which have forced them to close their shops. 

End criminalisation of protests and respect law, Amnesty tells Kenya's security organs
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-07-02 14:22:36

End criminalisation of protests and respect law, Amnesty tells Kenya's security organs

Amnesty stressed the need for the National Police Service (NPS) and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to strictly operate within the confines of the law during the #OccupyEverywhere protests.

Call against Kenya's high taxes still on, activist says as demos continue
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-07-02 13:46:24

Call against Kenya's high taxes still on, activist says as demos continue

The demonstrations entered their third week on Tuesday, with members of the public, who started with the #RejectFinanceBill campaign, calling for President William Ruto's resignation. 

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