Why I continue to oppose finance bill 2023- Ledama Olekina.
Narok County Senator has been vocal about the legislators rejecting the proposed finance bill by President William Ruto.
Speaking to the media, Senator Ledama who also an Azimio la Umoja diehard, outlined a number of reasons why the bill should be thrown out.
He further revealed that he is going to court, to file a petition against the finance bill to prevent it being passed by Kenya kwanza afiliated members of Parliament.
He stated,”Why I continue to oppose the finance bill 2023 and why I will also consider going to court to stop it ! The Finance Bill 2023 is an Omnibus spending bill that seeks to amend several legislations that ought to be tabled in both Houses of Parliament. But until today most of those bills affected, which had been considered by both houses are being amended solely by the National Assembly. This is a threat to my rights and other Kenyans. A right protected by the constitution of Kenya.
The senator argued that bills are supposed to act as mirrors, which correct what is wrong and right, not a complete change of the law.
He stated,”In a transparent legislative process omnibus bills should only be used to correct spelling mistakes and other minor errors but not fundamental issues which will affect the law. You cannot pretend to be doing the right thing yet you want to solely ran the country. William Ruto saying it’s either your way or the highway!”
“ Why do you want to tax Kenyans blood ? Why do you want to double tax foreign investors when they want to repatriate their profits after tax ? County Governments collect taxes from Mama Mbogas and Boda Boda Riders daily for their OSR why have you imposed another daily tax to Mama Mboga and Boda Boda Riders ?He posed.