Budget: Activist arrested after 'lower food prices or resign' chant

Men in plain uniform were seen ejecting the man along Parliament road.

In Summary

•Early last month while announcing the budget presentation date, the treasury gave a hint of what to expect. 

•According to the notice signed by National Treasury PS Julius Muia, the proposals will be centred on enhancing economic resilience and accelerating economic recovery.

An activists is arrested while protesting at the National Treasury on April 7,2022.Photo/Enos Teche
An activists is arrested while protesting at the National Treasury on April 7,2022.Photo/Enos Teche

An activist was on Thursday arrested along parliament road for carrying a placard demanding for food prices to be lowered.

The activist who carried ‘Lower food prices or resign now’ was seen causing a commotion along parliament even as the country awaits to hear from Treasury CS Ukur Yatani.

An activists carrying the Placard while protesting at the National Treasury on April 7,2022.Photo/Enos Teche
An activists carrying the Placard while protesting at the National Treasury on April 7,2022.Photo/Enos Teche

Dressed in a red Jacket, the man was seen shouting as security agents closed in on him.

Men in plain uniform were seen ejecting the man from the scene as he cried out loud.

They carried him along the streets as they escorted him into a police car that was awaiting.

The skyrocketing cost of living has overstretched families, with prices of basic commodities like food and fuel rising daily 

Today, all eyes will are on National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

Will he break or restore the nation's hope by easing the cost of living and doing business in his Sh3.3 trillion 2022/2023 budget?

The expenditures comprise recurrent Sh 2.17 trillion and development of Sh712.0 billion.

An activists is arrested while protesting at the National Treasury on April 7,2022.Photo/Enos Teche
An activists is arrested while protesting at the National Treasury on April 7,2022.Photo/Enos Teche

Early last month while announcing the budget presentation date, the treasury gave a hint of what to expect. 

According to the notice signed by National Treasury PS Julius Muia, the proposals will be centred on enhancing economic resilience and accelerating economic recovery.

It will also focus on improving livelihoods, cushioning vulnerable citizens and generating more employment opportunities.

"The budget will also look at how to fast track implementation of Government priority programmes under the ‘Big Four’ Agenda,'' Muia said. 

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