I hope that the week has been kind to you as it comes to a close amid the tough economic times in the country.
When Agriculture CS Peter Munya assured Kenyans that the Unga prices would go down in a matter of days following the government’s directive to waiver tax on imported maize, Kenyans expressed a sigh of relief not knowing what awaited them. On Thursday, reports emerged that the government lowered the price by Ksh 2 leading to an online uproar.
Amid the public uproar, politicians have been having a field day since they are now using the rising cost of living card to urge Kenyans to vote for them in the 2022 elections with a promise of lowering the prices of essential foodstuffs.
In other news, Kenya Kwanza presidential aspirant William Ruto and Roots party presidential aspirant George Wajackoyah on separate events launched their manifestos on Thursday evening with their supporters in attendance.
According to DP Ruto, he intends on reviving the country’s economy by focusing on the needs of Kenyans and providing solutions to the day-to-day challenges affecting citizens.
On his end, the Roots party leader promised Kenyans freedom if they elect him as President with the popular highlights of his campaign being bhang legalization and ending corruption by introducing tough punishment for those involved.
With the launch of their manifestos, the two presidential candidates now join Azimio presidential aspirant Raila Odinga who launched his manifesto is Agano party leader David Mwaure who is set to unveil his on 4th July.
While giving a brief overview of his manifesto, Mwaure stated that providing solutions to the rising cost of living, dealing with unemployment, waiving of tax penalties accrued by the date he is sworn in, and reducing PAYE tax rates are among the major highlights of his manifesto.
Ruto to give billions to ‘hustlers’ in bold manifesto
DP William Ruto has unveiled an ambitious manifesto that allocates billions to “hustlers”, anchoring what he calls the most realistic model to end Kenya’s economic crisis.
The Kenya Kwanza flagbearer said on Thursday Kenya’s economic turnaround lies in radical reforms in agriculture and transforming micro, small and medium enterprises, or MSMEs.
Police Badly Beaten by Locals for Throwing Teargas to Karua as NPS Reveal Details from Witnesses
The National Police Service revealed that the teargas canister which exploded at the Gusii Stadium where the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition running mate Martha Karua was leading a rally yesterday was reportedly discharged by a police officer. According to details, the officer is based at Kisii police station.
The Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso further revealed that the suspected police officer had been arrested and is in custody.
Bad News To All Alcohol consumers, juices, and Beauty Products as Government Announce This
The rising cost of living is having a devastating effect on the country’s economy. Cooking staples including cornmeal, detergent, vegetable oil, and gasoline have all recently increased in price.
When the government decided to raise taxes on a wide range of things, including booze, cosmetics, and even juice, the month quickly turned sour.