“The profiling of Mt. Kenya youth is an attempt to create an artificial crisis to justify violence against innocent young Kenyans,” Raila said. “We condemn this profiling in the strongest possible terms.”
Raila Odinga also said that the proposed turnover tax in the Finance Bill 2023 is basically a tax on assets whose primary objective is to impoverish the mama mbogas, boda boda and other vulnerable Kenyans struggling to make a living in these difficult economic circumstances.
“The majority of these small businesses are owned by men and women from Mt Kenya region,” Raila said. “The proposed turnover tax is therefore a direct attack on the people of Mt. Kenya.”
The party called on the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and the National Cohesion and Integration commission (NCIC) to investigate the conduct of police at DCI offices and raids on Maina Njenga Homes and the statements by government officials on the resurgence of the Mungiki sect.
“We will resist any attempts to profile and vilify the community and claw back gains made,” Tuju said. “We will resist KK regime economic policies that are designed to oppress, deprive, or curtail economic opportunities of any of the communities that make up the Kenyan State.”
The party also called on the government to withdraw the Finance Bill 2023 in its entirety.
“The unwarranted and uncalled for attacks on H.E. President Kenyatta, the Azimio chairman must stop,” Martha Karua said.
The Profiling of Mt. Kenya Youth
The profiling of Mt. Kenya youth by the Kenya Kwanza regime has been a source of concern for many Kenyans.
The profiling has been carried out by police officers, who have been accused of targeting young people from Mt. Kenya for harassment and intimidation.
The profiling has been condemned by a number of human rights groups, who have said that it is a form of discrimination.
The groups have called on the government to investigate the profiling and to take action against those responsible.
The Finance Bill 2023
The Finance Bill 2023 is a proposed piece of legislation that would introduce a number of new taxes, including a turnover tax.
The turnover tax would be a tax on the turnover of businesses, and it is estimated that it would disproportionately affect small businesses, which are disproportionately owned by people from Mt. Kenya.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party has condemned the turnover tax, saying that it is a direct attack on the people of Mt. Kenya. The party has called on the government to withdraw the turnover tax.