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Bunge la Mwananchi to protest over high cost of living

A section of Nairobi residents is threatening to organize demos in the coming week in a bid to assert pressure on President William Ruto’s government to lower the cost of living.

The group, under the Bunge la Mwananchi banner, is led by president Alvin Okoth.

He says the demos would act to remind President William Ruto of his promises to lower the cost of living if elected. The Head of State made the promises when campaigning to succeed President Kenyatta.

“Mr President, if you will not reduce the price of Unga and fuel, if you will not address the issue of (electricity) tokens and mama mboga, we will be on the streets on Monday,” vowed Mr. Okoth.

In their address at Jeevanjee Gardens, Nairobi, on Monday, the Okoth stressed that President Ruto should now walk the talk after promising to deliver goodies.

He also asked President Ruto to deliver government services to all regions notwithstanding whether the residents voted for him or not.

“People have moved on. Our concern is that you should serve all Kenyans without considering the regions, tribes, or counties.”

The group further questioned the president’s choice of cabinet, saying dockets with influence were dished out to Mt Kenya and Rift Valley regions.

“If you love Nyanza residents as you said. You took all the good ministries to Mt Kenya region, and Rift Valley,” said Okoth.

During his first address to Parliament, the president said his administration is putting up long-term solutions to mitigate the drought and high cost of living.

He said that the price of unga will drop soon as the government put up measures to ease the cost of living.

President Ruto’s government has so far distributed subsidized fertilisers to South Rift, Northern, Nairobi, Eastern and Coast regions ahead of short rains expected from October to December.

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