26 Jun 2024

Kenya’s president scraps finance bill after deadly protests

International Editor

Kenya’s President has withdrawn a highly contentious finance bill that triggered deadly protests on Tuesday.

At least 22 people were killed when police opened fire on protesters trying to storm parliament after it approved tax hikes.

William Ruto says he is listening to Kenyans and is now pledging budget cuts instead, starting with his own office. Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.