By Our Reporter
President William Ruto has said he will monitor members of parliament who will oppose the Finance Bill 2023.
Ruto wants MPs to use open ballot during voting for the finance bill.
Speaking in Narok County during a prayer and thanksgiving service and homecoming party for Environment Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya, the president vowed to pursue his agenda of delivering on his campaign promises.
He said the Bill seeks to address challenges facing ordinary Kenyans.
The president further noted that the Bill will stimulate the economy, create jobs and boost earnings.
He asked MPs not to bow to pressure from the opposition to vote against the interests of the people.
“They are opposing the employment of the youth and Housing Plan that will give Kenyans decent and affordable homes,” he said.
MPs who attended the event said housing levy which was set at 3 percent of basic pay would be a win-win for Kenyans because it would allow them to acquire property and create employment opportunities.
“I will be waiting to see that MP who will vote against the Bill. I am waiting to see where they will stand so that we know who are against our plan, which we sold to Kenyans during the campaigns,” Ruto said.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the opposition has been misleading Kenyans about the Finance Bill 2023, he maintained that tax must be paid in order for the government to deliver by offering projects.
Tuya is former woman representative for Narok County and daughter of former Narok South MP Samson Ole Tuya.
She was nominated by the UDA party to the Senate, but later appointed by Ruto as a CS. She became the first Maasai woman in the Cabinet.
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