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.

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.

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Some of the upward revised tariff’s touch on items that formed the basis of the public outroar over the currently withdrawn Finance Bill 2024

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.

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. 

KNCHR reports 39 deaths, 32 forced disappearances during anti-tax demos
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-07-01 21:22:22

KNCHR reports 39 deaths, 32 forced disappearances during anti-tax demos

On the issue of abductions and arbitrary arrests, the commission cited 32 reported cases of enforced or involuntary disappearances and 627 arrests.

Ruto: There will be no election based on post-Finance Bill crisis
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-30 22:50:15

Ruto: There will be no election based on post-Finance Bill crisis

President Ruto appeared to downplay protest calls for his resignation, for reasons including a bloated budget, mega corruption, excessive taxation, and the lack of proper basic services.

MPs who approved Finance Bill are Kenya's true heroes - Ruto
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-30 22:16:48

MPs who approved Finance Bill are Kenya's true heroes - Ruto

While explaining that his work, since taking office in September 2022, has been to pull Kenya out of the debt trap, he regretted that the rejection of the bill would come with serious consequences.

Ruto's call for dialogue with Gen Z met with scepticism
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-30 13:57:11

Ruto's call for dialogue with Gen Z met with scepticism

Critics have warned the youth against participating in the discussions, citing past grievances brought before the government that have remained unaddressed.

Clerics urge Ruto, Gachagua to present united front amid social unrest
  • Author: Farhiya Hussein
  • Date: 2024-06-30 13:08:02

Clerics urge Ruto, Gachagua to present united front amid social unrest

The leaders expressed concern over conflicting statements from the Executive branch regarding the protests and their aftermath.

Mombasa family demands justice as kin succumbs to gunshot wounds after anti-tax protests
  • Author: Farhiya Hussein
  • Date: 2024-06-30 12:03:45

Mombasa family demands justice as kin succumbs to gunshot wounds after anti-tax protests

Human rights organisations have documented three deaths during the protests in Mombasa, two from gunshot wounds and one from teargas inhalation.

Explainer: You could lose your land to government if MPs pass new bill
  • Author: Amina Wako
  • Date: 2024-06-29 13:18:39

Explainer: You could lose your land to government if MPs pass new bill

The Land Amendment Bill No. 2 of 2023 seeks to introduce a new clause that mandates freehold landowners to pay land rent, a move that has sparked widespread scepticism and concern among the public.

Ruto rejects Finance Bill after violent protests
  • Author: Eastleigh Voice Reporter
  • Date: 2024-06-26 14:39:07

Ruto rejects Finance Bill after violent protests

Ruto's move was unexpected given his statement on Tuesday night, in which he called actions by protesters, who invaded Parliament and caused distraction, treasonous.

53 killed in anti-Finance Bill protests, Police Reforms Working Group says
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 13:44:17

53 killed in anti-Finance Bill protests, Police Reforms Working Group says

Out of these, 23 of the deaths were recorded between 7 am and 6 pm across the county while 30 others were recorded at night in the Githurai area.

Anti-tax protests: Attack on Parliament grievous and unforgivable, Wetang'ula says
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 13:35:32

Anti-tax protests: Attack on Parliament grievous and unforgivable, Wetang'ula says

Wetang'ula said the invasion shook the country to the core, resulting in the loss of lives close to the Parliament precincts.

National Assembly approves military deployment to help quell anti-tax protests
  • Author: Abdirahman Khalif
  • Date: 2024-06-26 12:22:20

National Assembly approves military deployment to help quell anti-tax protests

MPs have now legitimised the deployment announced on Tuesday by Defence CS Aden Duale.

MPs to proceed on early recess after Tuesday's deadly protests, passage of Finance Bill
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 11:29:31

MPs to proceed on early recess after Tuesday's deadly protests, passage of Finance Bill

Amidst the ongoing turmoil in the country, Parliament has introduced a motion to advance and extend the upcoming recess, initially scheduled for July 12-24.

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