Deputy President William Ruto has trashed President Uhuru’s last budget, 2022/23 Budget.
William Ruto asked MPs allied to him to reject it and should the legislators fail to alter the Budget, he promised to dismember it if he wins the State House race in the August 9 General Election.
“You know the Budget was read recently and it seeks to increase the cost of basic commodities such as water, bread, maize flour, and motorcycles. We want to tell them that [the] Budget won’t be passed in Parliament and if it does, we’ll overturn it after three months so that it can be a budget of the common mwananchi,” DP Ruto said.
The Sh3.1 trillion Budget for the financial year starting July was recently read in Parliament by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani and the DP insists that it is not people-friendly, and only seeks to increase the cost of living.
Ruto was speaking in Karuri, Banana Town in Kiambu County, where he addressed roadside rallies after attending a church service at ACK St Peter’s Muongoiya Church in Kiambaa Constituency.