Court order kitu gani! I have authority from GOD to continue with the Housing projects – RUTO vows to ignore the court and push with affordable housing

 Friday, January 26, 2024 - President William Ruto has vowed to ignore the court order suspending his Housing Programme until the case is heard and determined.

Speaking in Meru County, minutes after the Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the High Court which declared the levy deductions as unconstitutional, Ruto expressed his desire to continue with the Affordable Housing Programme despite the court ruling otherwise.

He noted that he would listen to the voices of Kenyans to continue the programme.

Ruto likened the voice of Kenyans to that of God and vowed to do what God wanted him to do.

The Head of State maintained that the housing programme was important and had created job opportunities for Kenyans.

Also, the head of state deviated from his past criticism of the Judiciary, which he accused of graft and sabotaging his deals.

The President met the Chief Justice and the head of the Judiciary, Martha Koome, and National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula on Monday and ended the squabble which had attracted nationwide attention. 

"I have heard what the people in the opposition are saying and they are opposed to the housing programme. I asked them what is the alternative and they said Maandamano.”

"Do you want the housing programme to continue?  Aren't you the ones who have a say here? 

"Isn't your voice the voice of God? Now I have the command to continue with this programme," he stated.

Ruto's housing plan suffered a blow on Friday after the Appellant Court declined to grant the government its request to continue deducting 1.5% from employees' salaries. 

The government wanted to be allowed to continue with the deductions even as Parliament moved to draft laws for the programme.


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