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Ruto & Raila Team Presents 7 Proposals to End Gen Z Protests

Ruto & Raila Team Presents 7 Proposals to End Gen Z Protests

Following calls for dialogue from President William Ruto and Azimio Leader Raila Odinga to address Gen Z protests, the Senate proposed measures on Wednesday, July 10.

In a motion titled “The Current State of the Nation,” Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot and Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi introduced seven proposals to mitigate the political unrest primarily driven by Gen Z.

The bipartisan team recognized the urgency of the issues highlighted by Gen Z and the general public.

Key issues brought up by Gen Z for Senate discussion include corruption, impunity, government incompetence, and the lack of meritocracy in public appointments.

Additional concerns include the lavish lifestyles of Kenya Kwanza administration leaders, unemployment, and the high cost of living.

The first Senate proposal urges the National Assembly to swiftly review the presidential memorandum rejecting the Finance Bill 2024 in its entirety.

Cheruiyot and Wandayi also advocate for the prompt implementation of austerity measures.

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President William Ruto has directed all government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), along with constitutional commissions and independent offices, to enforce austerity measures.

The Senate’s third proposal calls for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and other government agencies in the governance, justice, law, and order sectors to intensify efforts against corruption.

To address Gen Z protests, the National Police Service has been asked to halt abductions, unlawful arrests, and extrajudicial killings, and to practice restraint with peaceful and unarmed demonstrators.

The Senate’s fifth proposal demands the release of all individuals arrested for organizing and participating in peaceful demonstrations against the Finance Bill.

Ruto and Raila’s team further suggested that the government cover hospital bills for the injured and funeral costs for those who died during the demonstrations.

Lastly, the Judiciary has been urged to prioritize and expedite all court cases related to the enactment of the Finance Bill and the subsequent demonstrations.

Ruto & Raila Team Presents 7 Proposals to End Gen Z Protests

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