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Why the siege of thousands of people, the burning of Parliament, the revolt against the government, the public outrage?

Ritul Pandey

By Ritul Pandey

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In the African country Kenya, people have protested against the rising taxes. People have come out on the streets. They attacked the parliament and set fire at many places. The police had to open fire to calm the people in the capital Nairobi. 10 protesters were killed. Many people are said to be injured. These protesters have gathered to oppose the government’s tax bill. After the implementation of this bill, many types of taxes will increase on the public.

Protesters have set fire to parts of the Kenyan parliament. They also attacked police to let them in. When the police stopped them, the protesters pelted stones at them. So the police resorted to lathicharge. However, the protesters became more aggressive and the police opened fire. Ten protesters were killed.

Despite police firing, thousands of protesters have entered the Parliament. Seeing the aggressive attitude of the protesters, the MPs vacated the hall. In Nairobi, the matter escalated so much that the opposition even stole the ceremonial mace from the Parliament. The Kenyan government has passed a controversial finance bill. When it is implemented, taxes will increase in the country. At the same time, the government says that this decision has been taken to reduce the burden of heavy debt on the country. The country wants to raise an additional amount of $ 2.7 billion through these taxes. Kenya’s debt is so high that 37 percent of the government treasury is spent only on interest payments.

President William Ruto won the election two years ago. However, he decided to bring this bill after the country’s economic condition worsened. Kenyans were against this bill from the beginning. But, this bill was passed in the Parliament. This angered the people and they attacked the Parliament itself, demanding President Ruto to step down. Clashes broke out between protesters and police on the streets of the capital Nairobi and other cities, with the police initially using tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowd. However, in response, the protesters pelted stones at the security forces.

Ritul Pandey

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