National Assembly Resume Sittings


Members of parliament on Tuesday resumed with the National Assembly sittings with the top and most urgent agenda being the finance bill 2023.

The legislators are set to debate and vote on the bill which will be tabled before Parliament on June 15.

The MPs’ resumption comes days after Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning chaired by Molo MP, Francis Kimani Kuria finished its public participation sittings where various special interest groups made their presentations regarding the bill.

Most of the groups petitioned the Members of Parliament to reject key proposals in the finance bill.

Azimio coalition is now signaling to resume anti-government protests if the controversial bill 2023 is not reviewed, however, the government remains steady with the President and his deputy urging the legislators to pass the bill.

The President Sunday issued a stern warning to the legislators who will vote against the bill.

“I am waiting to see the MPs who will go against the government’s plan to give their voters employment. We want to see and know those going against this Finance Bill,” the President said in Narok during a Thanksgiving prayer service.

According to Opposition leader Raila Odinga, politicians supporting the bill are enemies of the country and Kenyans should take note of them.

Odinga now says he will issue a comprehensive statement on the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition’s stance on the Finance Bill, 2023.

The Finance Bill, 2023 proposes a 16 percent Value Added Tax on fuel and a housing fund, among other levies, as the Kenya Kwanza government seeks to raise more money from Kenyans.

The fate of millions of Kenyans now lies in the hands of the members of parliament who will either back it up or shoot it down.


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