- Ruto agrees to meet Raila for Dialogue.
- Odinga blamed Ruto for sabotaging mediation efforts by President Suluhu
President William Ruto has reached out at Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga over dialogue.
According to Ruto he was ready for talks at Railas’own convinience.
Ruto will be in Tanzania tomorrow for human capital meeting and will jet back in the country in the evening.
“My friend @RailaOdinga, I’m off to Tanzania for a human capital meeting to harmonise the expansion of employment opportunities in our continent. I’m back tomorrow evening, and as you have always known, I’m available to meet one on one with you anytime at your convenience. WsR.” Ruto said in tweet.
Today Raila accused Rutos’ team for sabotaging talks that were to be spearheaded by Tanzanians President Samia Suluhu.
“The President of Tanzania came here two weeks ago at the invitation of President Ruto to mediate and she was kept waiting,she spent two nights here and it was all in vain. Other people have tried, but he is the one who is resisting so basically knows what he wants.” Raila told the media.
Raila on Talks
He says he will not allow Kenya Kwanza to overtax Kenyans saying the Finance Bill 2023 should be repealed forthwith.
“The most important discussion in our country today is the high taxes, the rising cost of living and the ensuing protests. Although Azimio had initiated the Tax Protest, it has since gone beyond the party. After the passage of the Finance Act, Kenyans have defied party, political and regional divides and united to resist punitive taxation and demand the lowering of the cost of basic commodities. The unbearable tax burden is no longer a party issue; it is a Kenyan issue.”