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“Political Goodwill Lost,” Ahmednassir Fingers Ruto Over Unpopular Finance Bill

City lawyer Hon. Ahmednasir Abdullahi tells President William Ruto to be vigilant about the kind of people he appoints to crucial government organizations such as Treasury, etc.

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City lawyer and UDA ally Hon Ahmednasir Abdullahi has criticized President William Ruto over the unpopular Finance Bill.

Through his X handle, Abdullahi wrote, “So much political goodwill lost over a budget proposal prepared by incompetent and clueless personnel… Where did H.E William Ruto bring these miscellaneous collections of blundering, unskilled laborers?”

This sharp criticism comes just hours after angry Kenyans took to the streets in Mombasa to protest against the Finance Bill, following a similar chaotic day in Nairobi CBD (yesterday) where anti-riot police used teargas on demonstrators.
Nevertheless, the Finance Bill has sparked widespread discontent due to its proposed tax measures, which many believe will place an undue burden on ordinary citizens.

Pres William Ruto gestures during a past event

Pres William Ruto gestures during a past event

Also, it is doubtless that Lawyer Abdullahi’s comments reflect the growing frustration among Ruto’s supporters and allies, highlighting the significant political fallout from the bill.

The discontent is expected to escalate as nationwide protests are planned for June 20. Major towns, including Nanyuki, Thika, Nyeri, Kericho, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi, and Nakuru, have vowed to conduct demonstrations against the bill.

The Finance Bill, seen by many as a reflection of the government’s disconnect from the populace, has become a flashpoint for public anger. The growing protests and harsh criticisms from influential figures like Abdullahi indicate a significant political challenge for President Ruto and his administration.

As the protests continue, all eyes are on how the government will respond to the mounting pressure. The situation underscores the importance of addressing public grievances to maintain political stability and goodwill.
On the same, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leaders have joined calls for the total withdrawal of the controversial Finance Bill 2024.

Led by Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka, the opposition downplayed the removal of some sections of the Finance Bill insisting that several clauses are illegal to the core.
The opposition has maintained that its MPs must stay put in parliament to reject the bill currently before the House.

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