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Despite withdrawal of finance bill, Kenya’s Ruto faces more protests 

President Ruto is currently juggling the most significant crisis of his two-year presidency despite withdrawing the controversial finance bill Just a day after President William Ruto did a U-turn and retracted the controversial finance bill proposing tax hikes in response to protests earlier this week, demonstrators at the Kenyan Parliament have taken up a decision to pick up where they left off today, Thursday, June 27, 2024.  While some protestors announced they would not participate...

Kenya protests turn ugly as parliament burns, mace moved

The protest against the controversial finance bill in Kenya took a new turn on Tuesday when parliament building is set ablaze, mace taken and police fired live bullets at demonstrators in Nairobi  Despite protests from hundreds of Kenyans, the Kenya Parliament has finally passed the 2024 finance bill. A total of 195 MPs on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 voted in favour of the bill while 104 voted against, and 3 void votes. The finance bill...

Protest in Kenya over proposed tax hikes in finance bill

Many protesters against the bill held signs and placards that read, “Do not force the taxes on us,” referring to the President of Kenya, William Ruto as Zakayo, the Swahili name for the biblical tax collector Zacchaeus. Hundreds of Kenyans have gathered in the country’s capital, Nairobi to protest against the Finance Bill 2024. The demonstration, which started on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, about 12:00 p.m, is intended to put pressure on the President of...

Retired police officers protest unpaid pensions at National Assembly

The aggrieved retired police officers asked the President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government to remove them from the contributory pension scheme. Some retired police officers under the contributory pension scheme have stormed the national assembly over seceral months of unpaid pensions. The retirees who came from chapters to protest at the National Assembly on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024 decried the extreme challenges saying that the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has failed to pay their entitlements for...

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