Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has advised the president to either resign or dismiss all his cabinet secretaries, and top leadership with regard to the current status of the nation.

According to him, firing his allies is the only way that people will restore hope in him.

Waititu went ahead and explained that what’s happening is not unique in Kenya, it occurred in Egypt and Tunisia, leading to the resignation of their leaders.

“What is happening is not unique to Kenya, it occurred to Egypt and Tunisia leading to the resignation of their leaders. The only solution the president has is to resign or dismiss his all cabinet secretaries and leadership so that people can restore hope in him,” he said.

Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on 14 January 2011 following the Tunisian Revolution protests. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned on 11 February 2011 after 18 days of massive protests, ending his 30-year presidency.

Young Kenyans have been organizing on social media peaceful street demonstrations meant to force authorities to drop the finance bill 2024.The protests started on June 18th after the bill was made public for the first time.

The protests began in Nairobi but spread to other parts of Kenya, Mombasa and even in Eldoret, a town in the Rift Valley region that’s been a bastion of support for the president.

Amidst protests across the country,196 MPs voted to pass the Finance Bill 2024 as 105 voted against it, forcing protestors to invade parliaments with some of them ending up dead.

The military was also deployed in a bid to restore normalcy. A youth-led movement had warned the government of President  Ruto against passing the finance bill they said would add to Kenyans’ economic troubles.

The finance bill was meant to raise or introduce taxes or fees on a range of daily items and services including internet data, fuel, bank transfers and diapers. Some measures were stripped as anger grew.

President  Ruto on June 26th bowed to pressure from Kenyans after several protests and declined to sign the Finance Bill 2024 to law. However, Protests still continue in Kenya as some are now calling for the president to step down.

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