Finance Bill 2023 Reveals a Frightening Weakness in Kenya’s Democracy
More than 90 per cent of Kenyans have rejected the Finance Bill 2023, which includes the government’s taxation plan for the financial year starting in July, a new survey has shown. Yet, the controversial Bill has sailed through the Second Reading stage with 176 Members of Parliament supporting it against 81 who opposed it. The Elephant speaks to Abraham Rugo, PhD, the International Budget Partnership’s Country Manager. He holds Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Public Management from the University of Potsdam, Germany. He has a passion for homegrown solutions to society’s problems and works to localize and personalize policy matters that are otherwise complicated.