You must pay taxes, Ruto tells Azimio rally sponsors

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President William Ruto has accused faceless people of funding the Azimio la Umoja rallies as a way to avoid paying taxes.

Speaking in Mombasa, where he presided over the National Assembly’s Post-Election Seminar, the president said that Kenya is not an animal farm where some animals are more equal than others.

“Even if they sponsor demonstrations so that they do not pay tax, I want to promise them that they will pay tax, there are no more exemptions,” said the president.

“This country is not the animal farm where some are more equal than others, we are going to have a society where every citizen carries their fair share of our burden to raise our taxes.”

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The president’s latest tirade comes amidst sustained pressure by the opposition which has been accusing UDA of rigging the elections.

On Sunday, opposition leader Raila Odinga told his supporters that they will hold nationwide demonstrations to pressure president Ruto to resign.

Azimio protests will begin in Machakos, Nakuru, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, and Mombasa before moving to Kiambu, Garissa, Isiolo, Turkana, and culminating in Nairobi.

“This is not about me, it is about the youth, women, children, disabled and the old,” he said.

“Kenyans must be able to go to an election, the ballots must be counted and results announced as per results counted.”

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