‘I Still Have Your Interests At Heart,’ Raila Assures Supporters


NASA leader Raila Odinga while speaking in Kisumu assured his supporters that he was still fighting for them and was not a traitor as many have now deemed him to be.

He sad that President Uhuru was under pressure and would not yield to Kenyans cries to remove the fuel levy on petroleum products. He assured his supporters that he would not support anything that he felt would be a burden to ordinary Kenyans.

“I have been at the forefront in advocating for the rights of Kenyans, and so I would not agree to something I know would burden the people,” said the former Prime Minister

He also said that he had forewarned the Jubilee government of acquiring debt without proper investment but was told to go home and dig.

Read:NASA Supports Uhuru’s 8 Per Cent Fuel Tax Proposal

Raila told the Kisumu supporters that he supported the 8% levy on fuel but with some conditions that budgets and expenditure for leaders would be cut down.

“We decided to support the VAT on the condition that such budgets as for leaders going to watch football in Russia, traveling First/Business Class and going for bench marking and bonding trips in Arusha must be cut down,”  he said.

Last week the parliamentary leadership was under fire for pushing for the implementation of the fuel levy despite opposition from the parliamentarians. The speaker ruled in favor of the Finance Bill.

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Written by Merxcine Cush


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