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We’ll remove what you’ve rejected, Sabina Chege says on Finance Bill

Nominated Member of Parliament Ms Sabina Chege has given a glimmer of hope to Kenyans protesting and calling on MPs to reject the Finance Bill, 2024.

Speaking during a church service in ACK St Paul’s Waruku on Sunday, June 16, the MP assured the congregation that their voices will be heard as MPs prepare to debate the bill this week.

She asked Kenyans to relax and wait for the bill to go through the stages before the House, saying that what is currently being discussed in the public is a proposal.

“The Finance Bill was a proposal. It will be brought back on Tuesday, June 18, to the House, and I assure you that we will remove all that which you rejected,” Ms Chege said.

This comes amid outrage from Kenyans who have expressed their dissatisfaction with some sections of the bill.

The bill has prompted a section of Kenyans to team up with activists to plan a protest dubbed Occupy Parliament, which will be held on Tuesday outside Parliament Buildings.

The purpose of the protest is to push MPs to reject the bill, which they have said will overburden Kenyans with new taxes.

Speaking in the same venue, Cabinet Secretary for Environment Ms Soipan Tuya urged Kenyans to plant trees and conserve the environment.

The CS said that her Ministry will act on the complaints received regarding an illegal dumping site in the Waruku area, next to the memorial park.

She stated that officials from National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) will be dispatched to collect evidence whereby some companies are alleged to be dumping waste in the park.

“These dumpsites are choking us. The memorial park is a place where people are buried but we are choking the dead with waste. You can trace all waste to some manufacturer. All imports will part with levy but we will extend it to local manufacturers,” CS said.