President William Ruto has finally acknowledged nickname by Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) 'Zakayo' owing to his bold move to ensure that Kenyans pay taxes irrespective of their social and political class.
In the recent couple of weeks, Kenyans have compared President Ruto to the Biblical Zacchaeus, who was a tax collector and who despised the crowd.
Speaking at KRA headquarters on Friday morning when he had gone to file his returns, President Ruto while responding to a KRA employee who suggested a 'Tax Collectors Day' and be held at State House, Ruto said Kenyans had already called him 'Zakayo,' further buying the employee's idea.
"Since I have already been referred to as Zakayo, may be we will have a Tax Collectors Day. That is a good proposal, and we can all agree on how to collect tax with integrity, that's a good idea and I will consider it," said Ruto.
At the same time, the president lectured the KRA staff saying they have been sabotaging the improvement of technology in running the KRA affairs, a move that would have ensured that no Kenyan evades paying their taxes.
His remarks comes a day after the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga criticized Ruto poetically over his move to impose several taxes to Kenyans at a time when they are struggling to put food on the table due to hard economic times.
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