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 MP Gathoni Wamuchomba Slams President Ruto’s Affordable Housing Program

Biggest Scam In Kenyan

Githunguri Member of Parliament, Gathoni Wamuchomba, has denounced President William Ruto’s affordable housing initiative as the “greatest scam in Kenyan history.”

“This issue will be the biggest scam in the history of this country,’’ Wamuchomba declared.

She elaborated that the primary objective behind the program is to generate revenue through the housing levy.

“The reason why I have been criticizing this housing levy is because somebody is using the name housing levy to collect tax but the said tax is not going to the housing program,” the MP stated in an interview with KTN News.

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She further criticized the affordable housing project, describing it as punitive and suggesting that there are alternative methods to address the housing crisis in the nation.

Wamuchomba alleged that the government is utilizing the housing levy as a guise to repay the national debt.

“The thinking behind the housing levy is a means of collection of money that we desperately need to pay loans,” she claimed.

“Someone wittingly crafted it as a housing program so that people can accept it because lack of decent housing is one of the country’s pressing needs,” Wamuchomba added.

The legislator pointed out that most of the houses being inaugurated by President Ruto were initiated by the previous administration. She criticized the current government for imposing the controversial housing levy tax, contrasting it with the approach of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“Right now the houses President Ruto is launching were started by the previous regime. The houses in Ruiru were started by Uhuru Kenyatta… It is a private partnership thing that was started earlier on,” she asserted.

Wamuchomba also questioned whether the houses launched by the former President were funded by the housing levy.

Despite Githunguri MP Gathoni Wamuchomba’s opposition, at least 184 MPs — predominantly from Kenya Kwanza — supported the Finance Bill that was signed into law by President Ruto on June 26 after receiving approval in the National Assembly, thereby implementing the housing levy.

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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