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President William Ruto has expressed his willingness to engage in dialogue with thousands of young protesters who have demonstrated across Kenya in opposition to proposed tax increases. The protests, primarily led by Generation Z Kenyans, have highlighted growing dissatisfaction with the government’s economic policies.

Speaking at a Summit on Peace in Ukraine in Switzerland, Ruto acknowledged the efforts of the protesters. “Our young people have stepped forward to engage on the affairs of their country. They’ve done their democratic duty, to stand and be recognized. I’m proud of them,” he said in a statement shared by presidential spokesman Hussein Mohamed on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

The demonstrations began in Nairobi on Tuesday and quickly spread nationwide. While most protests were peaceful, there were instances of violence, with rights campaigners reporting two fatalities and several injuries during Thursday’s events in the capital. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds near parliament.

Ruto’s administration has defended the proposed tax increases, arguing they are essential for boosting government revenue and reducing reliance on external borrowing. However, the tax proposals have faced significant opposition, with protesters calling for a national strike on June 25.

In his first public remarks on the protests, President Ruto emphasized the importance of addressing the protesters’ concerns through dialogue. “We’ll have a conversation with you to identify your issues and work together as a nation,” he said, indicating a willingness to engage with the youth and potentially reassess the economic policies in question.

As the government and protesters prepare for discussions, the outcome could significantly impact Kenya’s economic and political future. The dialogue may help address immediate concerns while fostering a more inclusive approach to governance.

The nation’s attention now turns to the anticipated discussions between President Ruto and the youth protesters, which could mark a pivotal moment in Kenya’s democratic process.

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By: Montel Kamau

Serrari Financial Analyst

24th June, 2024

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