Thursday, April 11, 2024

Okiya Omtatah offered Ksh 200M to withdraw Finance Act 2023 petition

Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah has revealed how he has received a Ksh 200 million offer to withdraw the Finance Act 2023 petition.

Speaking on Tuesday during the People’s Anti-corruption Summit, the Senator noted that he turned down the offer as it is an attempt to undermine the justice system.

“We have to ensure that we abide by the law. They believe everyone has a price. Right now if you look at the money I have been offered to withdraw the petition (it) has reached 200 million. But I tell them, my price is one, if you can’t govern vacate the office for those who can govern,” said Okiya Omtatah.

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The Senator continued by saying that his petitions before the courts are from a genuine point meant to help Kenyans against unrealistic petitions.

The petition against the Finance Act 2023 has seen Justice Mugure Thande extend orders suspending its implementation with the file now forwarded to CJ Martha Koome to form a three Judge bench to deliberate on the issue.

Kenyans are also lamenting over the high cost of living which is expected to become unbearable once the Finance Act comes into effect.

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