Give affordable houses to flood victims, says Karua

Give affordable houses to flood victims, says Karua

Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua has asked President William Ruto to resettle flood victims in houses built under the affordable housing programme. 

Speaking after a church service in Embakasi East on May 12, 2024, Karua explained that the government should provide shelter and basic needs to Kenyans affected by floods in different parts of the country.

“There are women who have nothing to give their children, others have suffered as a result of floods, their children have died and they have been left without shelter. 

“Our taxes should cater for their needs. It is enough to take care of their education, medical and housing needs. 

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka at his office on 5th August 2023.
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka at his office on 5th August 2023. [Photo/Kalonzo Musyoka]

“To give them temporary homes and move them to affordable houses that have been built using our taxes,” Karua said.

At the same time, the Narc Kenya party leader castigated the Kenya Kwanza government for the proposed Finance Bill 2024, at a time when Kenyans are struggling with high cost of living.

According to Karua, the additional taxes in the Finance Bill are the same as those imposed during the colonial era.

“Taxes must be paid, but you cannot tax until you deny the poor food. You cannot tax until a child of a poor person sleeps hungry and fails to go to school,” Karua stated. 

Meanwhile, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who was also present during the Sunday service copndemned Kenya Kwanza government for proposing extra taxes for Kenyans, adding that Azimio coalition will call for nationwide protests if the proposals are approved. 

“We cannot allow these punitive taxations that are choking Kenyans.

“Besides boda boda’s tax going up, even bread tax has gone up. Now imagine, if you deny a Kenyan child bread, what are you doing?” Kalonzo stated.

On his part, DAP Kenya party leader Eugene Wamalwa noted that it was wrong for the government to disregard Kenyans who are unable to afford a meal as a result of being overtaxed.

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