Mtalipa kodi mpende msipende hata mkiniita ZAKAYO - RUTO now tells Kenyans as he vows to increase taxes

Thursday, January 18, 2024 - President William Ruto has said it is better to be called Zakayo than allow the country to sink into debt and the youth to be jobless.

Speaking yesterday in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, Ruto said some people branded him the moniker after he introduced the housing levy.

Ruto argued that the Affordable Housing plan will create opportunities for Kenyans who are jobless.

"The biggest challenge we have in Kenya is that many youths are unemployed.

"That's why I have initiated a plan to create employment opportunities for these young people. 

"When I said we implement the housing levy, some people criticized me, saying that I am introducing Zakayo's ideas. 

"I would rather be called Zakayo and ensure that the youth have jobs, and I would rather be called Zakayo than see Kenya plunge into debt,” said Ruto.

At the same time, the Head of State called on Kenyans to apply for the international jobs that the government has advertised.

"I went to Germany looking for jobs, I have also advertised them in the newspaper for you to apply and You have just been sitting without applying. 

"How do you want me to help you?" Ruto posed.

The Zakayo moniker was imposed on President Ruto in 2023 by opposition leaders led by ODM chief Raila Odinga.

Zakayo is a Swahili version of the biblical Zaccheus who was the chief tax collector in Jericho.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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