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What’s next after Kenya withdraws finance bill amid protests?

Kenyan protesters vowed on Thursday to keep up their demonstrations against President William Ruto's government despite his pledge to withdraw proposed tax hikes that prompted a week of deadly unrest. He backed down on fiscal measures that the government had said were needed to fix the nation's creaking finances. Many activists say they now want more, including a complete overhaul of the government and Ruto's resignation. Here are some details about the tax proposals, what economic ...

June 26, 2024 4:35 PM

Kenyan protesters promise more rallies after deadly parliament violence

Kenyan protesters vowed on Wednesday to keep up their demonstrations against new tax hikes, a day after police opened fire on crowds trying to storm parliament, leaving at least eight people dead and scores wounded. As heavily armed officers patrolled the streets of the capital Nairobi, supporters of the week-old protest movement took to X, using the hashtag #tutanethursday, or "see you on Thursday" in a mix of Swahili and English. An online outpouring of anger over tax increases has swelled i...

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