President William Ruto has dares Members of Parliament across the political divide to reject the contentious Finance Bill 2023 when it comes to the National Assembly for consideration.

President Ruto has termed as conceited the various concerns being raised by various quarters on the divisive bill sponsored by the Government through the National Treasury.

He was speaking at Leshuta in Narok County on Sunday, where he also accused Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition party leaders of not being sincere in their opposition to the bill.

The Head of State argues that leaders across the political divide back his Housing Fund meant to hasten construction of affordable housing as outlined in the Finance Bill 2023.

“The bill needs to be passed so that Kenya can grow. Some people are suggesting that MPs reveal how they vote when the (Finance) Bill is tabled in the National Assembly,” said an agitated Ruto.

The president warned, “I am waiting to see the MP who is going to vote to oppose plans by the government to give jobs to these young people who voted for them. I am waiting!”.

The National Budget for the 2023-2024 Financial Year is slated to be tabled on the floor of the August House on June 15 amid petitions filed by tens of entities opposing its proposals.

"They are opposing the employment of the youth and Housing Plan that will give Kenyans decent and affordable homes," he intimated. 

President Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua have vowed the bill will be passed by MPs even as Raila Odinga’s Azimio threatens to resume nationwide protests if that happens.