Kenya’s Ruto issues warning to opposition over protests
22 July 2023 | 3:46 pm
The opposition in Kenya has again called for protests over the rising cost of living and tax hikes. But the government has publicly warned that it clamp down on protesters who cause any harm during rallies.
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Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
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Food costs and taxes are high, the opposition belligerent and Kenyans angry. President William Ruto has lost a lot of support at home. It's time for him to listen to those who voted for him, some experts say.
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