MP Johanna Ng'eno: Taxes will go down if Ruto recovers money 'looted during Uhuru's tenure'

MP Johanna Ng'eno: Taxes will go down if Ruto recovers money 'looted during Uhuru's tenure'

Emurua Dikkir MP Johanna Ng'eno

Emurua Dikkir MP Johanna Ng'eno has defended President William Ruto's administration over the skyrocketing cost of living, saying everything happening now should be blamed on former President Uhuru Kenyatta's leadership.

Speaking in Narok County, the MP said while the Kenya Kwanza administration understands the frustration with the hike in prices of basic commodities, it's time President Ruto makes a move and recovers money allegedly looted during Uhuru's tenure.

Ng'eno alleged billions of shillings were stolen by the previous regime and stashed in offshore accounts, adding that if recovered Kenyans will not be grappling with heavy taxes and high cost of living.

"We want to pass legislation in parliament that will allow EACC and the government to go for the money in Cayman Islands and other offshore accounts which was stolen from Kenyans," Ng'eno said.

He added: "Money that has been looted in this country is equal to Kenya's budget for two financial years. If that money is returned, we won't even pay taxes, we will be relieved for two years because the money is enough."

The legislator's sentiments come amid heightened criticism of Ruto's leadership following a sharp increase in fuel prices, an historic move in Kenya.

Kenyans criticised the government for not shielding them against harsh economic conditions, but the government through leaders like Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua defended the move, saying it was necessitated by the rise in global fuel prices.


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