One man was arrested outside the Treasury building while shouting and protesting over the high cost of living before the national budget was read.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani delivered a 2022/23 budget statement at 3 a.m. Thursday.
“I am ready to die for my freedom, I am ready to die for the people, I am ready to die for justice. We want food, we are hungry, ”shouted the young man as he was dragged by the guards guarding the building.
He also lamented how the country’s poor suffer from poor economic conditions in the country.
His sentiments are similar to those of many Kenyans who have ignored the prices of basic commodities such as milk, cooking oil, oil, sugar and corn flour that have risen in recent months.
While the government blamed the situation for Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Kenyans blamed the situation for the poor governance and corruption.