James Orengo slams Uhuru over heavy borrowing, taxation on Kenyans - Beaking Kenya News

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Sunday, 17 January 2021

James Orengo slams Uhuru over heavy borrowing, taxation on Kenyans


Among others, the Senate minority leader took issue with Uhuru and his government for heavy borrowing which has translated to heavy taxation on common wananchi. Speaking during a funeral service on Saturday, January 17, the Raila Odinga ally said it is time that Uhuru's government stops the borrowing and let the country live within its means. Orengo said like former president Mwai Kibaki, the first in command should be careful on the loans since Kenyans are bearing the brunt through the taxation. Retired CJ David Maraga says Uhuru should be impeached for violating Constitution "I am hoping that Uhuru's government is not going to borrow any more money. We have borrowed enough and we have to learn to live within our means," he said. Compliance to court orders The lawmaker also faulted the president for the failure to comply with court orders and said it was a recipe for dictatorship and lawlessness in the country. "I appeal to President Uhuru as he works together with Raila, to know that democracies are stronger where the institutions of justice are strong and that requires compliance to court orders," he added. He said if one disagrees with a court order, they should comply and appeal like what ordinary Kenyans do. On matters Jubilee Party, the ODM politician said Uhuru should dewhip William Ruto allies whom he claimed are a threat to his union with the Opposition leader. "As ODM, we made a choice to support and work with the government. But we will only do so when they are on the right track. If they keep on provoking us, then we are ready to go to the trenches for the sake of Kenyans who are looking up to us," Orengo said as quoted the Nation. David Maraga says he didn't think Uhuru would keep his "we shall revisit" threat Previous, TUKO.co.ke reported that ODM party officials read malice from the Jubilee Party after Senator Irungu Kang'ata warned the president that the Building Bridges Initiative is unpopular in Central Kenya. The party's National Treasurer Timothy Bosire said claims that the Senate majority whip wrote the letter by himself was all a lie, adding that the letter only proves some key officials have changed their mind on the BBI.

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