July 17, 2024

“The first thing I’ll do if I win the 2027 presidential election” Kalonzo

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"The first thing I'll do if I win the 2027 presidential election" Kalonzo

Kalonzo Musyoka says he'll repeal the contentious Housing Levy if he wins the 2027 presidential election

Kalonzo Musyoka says he’ll repeal the contentious Housing Levy if he wins the 2027 presidential election.

Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has begun promoting his 2027 presidential campaign by outlining some of the first steps he will do upon winning the nomination.

In a statement released on Tuesday, January 30, Kalonzo declared that the controversial Housing Levy would be eliminated by his first Executive Order.

He contended that the funds being collected would be used for unintended purposes.

“As President, my first Executive Order will be to repeal the Housing Levy, which is a Slush Fund,” Kalonzo made it clear.

Kalonzo’s remarks come days after he welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling on the housing levy. 

Speaking on Friday, Kalonzo said that the ruling has boosted his faith in the Judiciary.

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“The Court of Appeal judgment ruling the Housing Levy unconstitutional strengthens my faith in the rule of law. This Slash Fund has imposed a burden on already overburdened Kenyans. I expect the illegal deduction to be refunded immediately,” he said.

Kalonzo’s response followed the Court of Appeal decision that declined to suspend orders barring the state from deducting housing levy from Kenyans.

The appellate judges Lydia Achode, John Mativo, and Mwaniki Gachoka said if they affirm the constitutional invalidity of the challenged laws, then some far-reaching decisions that will have been undertaken may not be reversed.

However, President Ruto vowed to forge on with his legacy project despite court orders.

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