Former president Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, January 31, responded to attacks by Kenya Kwanza politicians over tax evasion allegations.
While speaking at the late professor George Magoha's home, the former president disregarded the ruling government's attempts to go after his family.
Uhuru picked up the cue from Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who had earlier likened the attacks on Uhuru to a time when a section of MPs in the eighth Parliament conspired to dispossess former President Moi of his land and residence in Kibra.
Kalonzo gave credit to former President Mwai Kibaki for stopping the move and handing over the title deed to Moi.
While alluding to this, the former president affirmed that they would not interfere with the operations of the ruling government.
"Don't worry about these people who are making noise, people who have nothing else to do will always make noise. That's life. We'll mind our business," Uhuru stated.
Kalonzo criticised the Kenya Kwanza administration for hunting the retired president - four months after he left office.
“What would George do on hearing that his number one is now being victimized? I want to tell you Kenyans if anybody was today going to victimize President Uhuru Kenyatta, I don’t know what would happen to this country because he was Magoha’s boss," Kalonzo posed.
A section of Mt Kenya Senators had demanded a probe into Uhuru's businesses for the past ten years. The legislators urged President William Ruto to order an audit into the tax waivers allegedly enjoyed by the former Head of State since ascending into office.
The Senators included Senators John Methu (Nyandarua), James Murango (Kirinyaga), Wahome Wamatinga (Nyeri), and Tabitha Mutinda (nominated). The politicians further accused Uhuru of sponsoring Azimio's rally to sabotage Ruto's revenue plan.
"He was given waivers for the taxes for the last ten years. We are doing an audit report and we will place it on the floor of the house and he must pay that," Wamatinga stated.
Kirinyaga's Murango also called on county governments to establish whether Uhuru paid his land rates.
The politicians echoed Ruto's stance on taxes whereby the head of state maintained that his administration would not spare anyone from meeting their tax obligations.
"We cannot operate in a space where those in power exempt themselves from paying tax by using all instruments.
"I want to tell those who used to exempt themselves from paying tax that their day is up even if they sponsor demonstrations,” the president spoke in Mombasa during the National Assembly Post-Election Seminar.
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