- Sifuna says that Ruto and all elected leaders especially those from Kenya Kwanza must express loyalty to the voters by looking out for them
- The outspoken senator has asked members of the National Assembly to vote against the Finance Bill 2023 that he terms has a punitive tax clauses
Nairobi County Senator Edwin Sifuna has asked President William Ruto to first fix the high cost of living and the current economic crisis.
Sifuna says that Ruto and all elected leaders especially those from Kenya Kwanza must express loyalty to the voters by looking out for them.
Sifuna who attended the Madaraka Day celebrations at city stadium said that as an elected leader he has constitution to represent the Wiil of the people and not his personal interests.
“Leaders must not ignore citizens at this time of economic crisis,we must not be loyal to the president when every Kenyan suffers. We should stand with people of Nairobi to oppose tax bills that are punitive to our people,” said Sifuna.
The outspoken senator has asked members of the National Assembly to vote against the Finance Bill 2023 that he terms has a punitive tax clauses.
His sentiments led to cheers from the crowd at the stadium.
Kenyans under economic pressure
He said that instead of piling pressure on Kenyans who are already hit by hard economy, the government should prioritize subsidising basic commodities before high capital investments projects like affordable housing projects are considered.
However Sifuna took issue with Kenya Kwanza MPs who he said are appearing to be impeding the bottom up spirit that was to ensure that low income earners are lifted to higher economic cadre.
“Political class must stop double speaking ,you must not be lukewarm when you are elected to deliver it is time Leaders rose up and told the president of the Kenyans concerns, it is food not house,” he added.
He said that Kenyan Kwanza MPs must stand for what they believe in and not to double speak