The government says it will not tolerate protests and destruction of property over the outcome of the Finance Bill 2023 in parliament.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki who was speaking in Tharaka Nithi said Kenyan leaders must learn to use institutions provided to resolve any grievances.
“Any form of lawlessness, including disruption of businesses, destruction of public and private property, and looting, will not be allowed. “ Kindiki said.
The discourse around the finance bill 2023 continues to elicit varied reactions, with emerging details revealing the Parliamentary committee on Finance has reached consensus on controversial clauses after a five days retreat in Naivasha.
Kindiki said any party that will be aggrieved by the parliamentary outcome on the finance bill should use other institutions, such as the Judiciary to contest the decision.
Kindiki who was speaking in Tharaka Nithi has also differed with those opposed to the regulation of religious organisations saying the taskforce is not about limiting freedom of worship but weeding out rogue preachers.
“The Government recognises and acknowledges the critical role played by religious organisations in nourishing souls of the faithful and partnership in providing key services such as education, health, and water, among others. “ He said.
On the Shakahola killings, Kindiki said that the government will not relent in flushing out crooks and criminals hiding behind religion and using the scriptures to radicalise and indoctrinate their followers.
Adding that: “The Government will not relent in flushing out crooks and criminals hiding behind religion and using scriptures to radicalise and indoctrinate their followers.“
The CS spoke on Sunday during a church service at a Methodist Church in Tharaka Nithi’s Marimanti town.