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Azimio Announces Plans To Come Up With Parallel Budget

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The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has now revealed a plan to draft a parallel budget, saying that President William Ruto’s is not good enough.

The former Prime Minister Raila Odinga-led team plans it’s budget to counter the 2022/2023 financial year budget for the Kenya Kwanza administration.

It warns that after going through what Ruto plans to present to Kenyans, it had found out that the Sh3.6 trillion budget can only harm Kenyans more.

Azimio leader Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga

The coalition says that the parallel budget will be sent to all the 47 counties for public participation, faulting Ruto for blindsiding Kenyans in his own.

“After going through the document, our position remains that the budget proposal remains flawed beyond redemption, as we said earlier no amount of amendments can redeem this Bill,” the coalition said yesterday in a statement read by former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

Azimio stated that Ruto’s budged is flawed beyond redemption, hence Azimio’s decision to include some of the ideas it intended to use in reviving the economy if it won in the one it is drafting.

“We believe our country will function better when we strengthen the middle class. This budget will kill the middle class and when we kill the middle class then we hurt millions of our people,” he added.

Oparanya, who is also the Co-Deputy Leader of Raila’s ODM party, gave a guarantee that the parallel budget will empower the private sector and create an enabling environment for manufacturing.

The budget will come after Ruto’s victory in parliament yesterday, where forces allied to him passed the controversial Finance Bill despite opposition from the Raila-allied minority side.

Raila had last week suggested that he is planning protests and demonstrations starting next month if the bill passes, demos that his allies have also blamed on the collapsed talks with Kenya Kwanza.

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