Former Presidential aspirant urges Kenyans to demand their leaders to lower the cost of living!


Hon Reuben Kigame ,Former Presidential aspirant and the Founder of Jenga Mkenya movement /Photo Courtesy

Former Presidential aspirant  ,Leader and  founder of the Jenga  Mkenya  movement Hon Reuben Kigame has  called on the Kenya Kwanza Administration  to prioritize the reduction of taxes on essential goods and services starting with Value Added Tax (VAT) and take the necessary measures to curb inflation.

In a press release Kigame noted it was  unacceptable that many Kenyans were struggling to make ends meet while their Members of Parliament failed to take action on a matter that is both in Economic and of National interest.

“As bonafide citizens of this country, we demand that our leaders prioritize this issue and come up with real solutions that will ease the burden on our people. We also urge our fellow citizens to approach their respective Members of Parliament and ask them,as a matter of urgency, to immediately prioritize how the cost of basic commodities such as milk, maize, sugar, cooking oil, and electricity can be brought down” Said Hon Kigame.

We urge the Government to support small and medium- sized enterprises by providing incentives such as tax breaks and access to financing. This will create employment opportunities and boost our economic growth. He added.

The Jenga Mkenya Movement  has also implored upon the government and the opposition to give emergency support to the families of those who lost their loved ones and to businesses that were torched and emptied as a result of the demonstrations.While also  expressing concerns over the recent insecurity caused by rampant land invasions and trespasses on private properties and homes .

“We urge the Government through the National Police Service to act with haste to protect the people-both rich and poor, without seeming to be prejudiced or politically influenced”.

Further,Hon Kigame has demanded an immediate end to the growing narrative of spousal support for executive government offices and the creation of positions that don’t fall within the Constitutional mandate.This he says is unacceptable at a time many Kenyans are struggling to make ends meet.

“We must ensure that our leaders are accountable to the people they were elected to serve and that they prioritize the needs of the Nation. Leaders were elected into office to create employment opportunities and build the workforce for the Kenyan Nation as a whole. Not amongst themselves.”

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