Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga’s battle with President William Samoei Ruto has taken another twist after the vocal leader of the opposition filed a petition in court challenging the implementation of the Finance Bill Act. This was moments after he declared nationwide mass action on Friday.
According to his lawyer Paul Mwangi, the former Prime Minister now wants the High Court of Kenya to declare that the Finance Act 2023 is unconstitutional therefore should not take effect.
Raila Odinga also through his lawyers said that the Finance Act increases taxes illegal to on essential goods and services such as food, fuel, and electricity, therefore violating consumers’ basic rights.
Raila Odinga in his petition further opposed President William Samoei Ruto’s move to introduce Housing Fund saying that the tax is unconstitutional and the procedure which was passed was against the law.
He said the clause was the function of the county government, not the National Assembly therefore the Senate should be the one to address such matters and not the National Assembly.
This comes after Azimio leader Raila Odinga called for country-wide mass action on Friday during the Saba Saba event. Raila vowed to lead the protests aimed at keeping Ruto on his toes.
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