Omtatah hands over 2,000-page document to support his Finance Act petition
Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah has filed a 2000-page document as evidence to support his case challenging the implementation of the Finance Act 2023.
Speaking outside the Milimani Law Courts on Wednesday, July 26, Omtatah said that the copies were given to fulfil requirements by the deputy registrar of the High Court before his appearance before the bench.
The senator will make his case on two fronts; first, that the process of making the budget was irregular and out of the law, and second, that there was budgeted corruption within the budget.
“We must do things according to the constitution. It is not a decorative document; the constitution is law,” the senator said.
He added that him and his co-petitioners will be waiting for the hearing date to be confirmed by the court.
Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah filed the suit to challenge the Finance Act 2023-24 on June 2, accusing the government of breaching constitutional limitations on taxation.
The Busia senator argued that some sections in the Act threaten the right to property, access to justice, and the constitution, in general.
Currently, the Act stands suspended.
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