If you thought the nasty divorce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto couldn’t get worse, then think again.
While campaigning in President Uhuru’s Kiambu backyard on Sunday, DP Ruto opened a new battlefront with his boss over the 2022/23 Budget, and asked MPs allied to him to reject it.
The second in command further vowed to dismember and revise the budget within the first three months if he wins the State House race in the August 9 General Election.
The DP took an issue with several proposals in the budget arguing that the KSh3.31 trillion Budget was not people-friendly, and only seeks to increase the cost of living.
In the Budget highlights presented by Treasury CS Ukur Yattani last Thursday, the government targets higher taxes on popular products, including motorcycles, cosmetics and beauty products, jewelry, beer, wines and spirits, chocolate, and bottled water to raise an additional KSh50.4 billion.
Do you think DP Ruto’s reasons for amending the budget if elected are valid? Or is this just a political gimmick to win votes?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Scheme To Kick Ruto Out Of Karen Residence Hatched
The deputy president William Ruto and his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta don’t see eye to eye after they fell out forcing Uhur to throw his weight behind Raila Odinga’s bid.
Ever since it became apparent that the president isn’t keen on honoring the initial Promise he made to Ruto about Support, the DP has been Criticising the Jubilee government as though he is an Opposition leader.
Ruto Could’ve Already Chosen His Running Mate
The Kenya Kwanza alliance already has a running mate for Deputy President William Ruto, UDA National Chair Johnson Muthama has suggested.
The former Machakos Senator, a close ally of the DP, has revealed that they are set with regards to picking the person to deputize Ruto in the August poll.
Azimio’s Crisis Meeting After OKA Object Coalition Agreement
The Azimio executive director Raphael Tuju will this morning chair a crisis meeting where the Secretary Generals of parties in the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya will sign another mandatory coalition document.
The document named “Coalition Code of Conduct” is expected to govern how the parties behave in the coalition and also explains the mode of raising issues in the coalition.