Moses Kuria Cornered by Citizen TV Over Prices of Food, Gets Emotional: ” Your Azimio Lost”; New Payslip Pain for Workers as Treasury Plans Tax Relief Axe & Leaders See Off Ruto as he Leaves for US

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The ODM rebels have remained hellbent on supporting the Kenya Kwanza government and even visited President William Ruto at State House barely days after they were expelled from the party.

The lawmakers defied all odds and reaffirmed their commitment to work with the government to support development programmes in Nyanza and the wider region.

The MPs, Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Phelix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o (Lang’ata), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Paul Abuor (Rongo) and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda attended Wednesday’s meeting.

The MPs seem unshaken by the threats of their party and their cold move to visit the State House was after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal threw them a lifeline after issuing an interim order barring ODM from removing their names from the party register.

But their fate could be sealed today as ODM leader Raila Odinga is expected to make a big announcement and address wrangles between the Azimio coalition.

Here are stories making headlines on the Opera News app today;

Moses Kuria Cornered by Sam Gituku over Prices of Food, Gets Emotional: ” Your Azimio Lost”

Nairobi – Investment, Trade, and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has lost his temper after Citizen TV news anchor Sam Gituku presented figures showing the prices of food items had gone up under President William Ruto’s administration.

During an interview on Wednesday, September 13, Gituku presented an approximate cost of cooking oil in the country as of September 13, 2023, being KSh.340 per litre, down from KSh.450 on the same date last year.

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New payslip pain for workers as Treasury plans tax relief axe

Salaried employees’ payslips are set to shrink further, if a proposal by the Treasury to eliminate reliefs on pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) taxes is adopted.

In its newly published medium-term revenue strategy, the Treasury plans to review the current tax reliefs on earnings from employment to maximise collections.

[PHOTOS] Leaders see off Ruto as he leaves for US

After a quiet day to mark his one year in office,  President William Ruto on Wednesday night left the county for a trip.

Earlier in the afternoon, he enjoyed the company of Nyanza MPs at State House where they enjoyed a cup of tea and discussed various issues.

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