Kenya’s Ruto Scraps Tax Plan After Court Halts Army Deployment Against Protests, US Urges Restraint

Kenyan President William Ruto backed down from his controversial $2.7 billion tax hike plan on June 26. This comes a day after protesters stormed the parliament and police action killed 23 people and left several other injured. Ruto said that he was directing measures to reduce expenditure, starting with the office of the president. He also said that the nation must “have a conversation going forward” on how to manage the country’s financial situation together.

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