Kenya Finance Bill: How Ruto Incurred People’s Wrath


Protesters hide behind a banner as police fire tear gas at them during a protest over proposed tax hikes in a finance bill in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Kenya’s president, William Ruto, came to power by appealing to the common people, describing himself as a “hustler” and vowing to provide relief from economic pain. However, Tuesday’s deadly chaos in the capital, Nairobi, showed how far support for him has turned. Part of parliament burned as protesters rushed in and lawmakers fled. Bodies laid in the streets, and…

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