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Kenyans turn to a chilling Bible verse to torment Uhuru & MPs – Politics – Pulselive.co.ke

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  • Since
    Friday after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the controversial finance, Kenyans
    have been dusting their bibles to source for encouragement quotes as they brace
    themselves for difficult times ahead.
  • To
    perhaps haunt and torture the conscience of their member of parliament who
    passed the motion which spells doom for the Kenyan Citizen, many of them have
    been sharing and forwarding them a chilling bible verse.
  • But maybe
    what Kenyans should indeed be praying, fasting and begging their ‘Father’ is
    Wisdom not wrath.

Then Jesus said, “Come
to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you
rest.”
 Matthew 11: 28 reads.

That is
what best describes the feeling of being a Kenyan right now, and as a result
many weary souls have turned to the good book for consolation following the
passing of the finance bill 2018.

Since
Friday after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the controversial finance, Kenyans
have been dusting their bibles to source for encouragement quotes as they brace
themselves for difficult times ahead.


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President Uhuru signs the Finance bill into law while surrounded by his deputy William Ruto, National Assembly leaders, Treasury officials, and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki. (The Standard)

 

After
Uhuru assented to the bill, If one is earning a salary of over Sh100,000 in
Kenya, 1.5 per cent will now be deducted from their salary to go towards
funding a housing project that is part of the government’s big 4 agenda.

Making
phone calls and internet data is now set to be expensive as the Finance bill
states that there be a 15 per cent excise duty on phone and internet data.

The
excise duty on mobile money transactions will increase from 10 per cent to 20
per cent-this means that receiving and sending of cash through your phone will
cost you more.

Even
sweet toothed citizens were not spared and the assenting of the Finance bill
left a bitter taste in their mouths.


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President Kenyatta signs Finance Bill 2018 into law. (Capital FM)

 

Effective
from Friday when Uhuru signed the bill, there will be a 20 per cent tax on
confectionary sugar products such as sweets, chocolates and chewing gum.

To
perhaps haunt and torture the conscience of their member of parliament who
passed the motion which spells doom for the Kenyan Citizen, many of them have
been sharing and forwarding them a chilling bible verse.

The verse
in question is Isaiah 10 1-4 which states; Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive
decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the
oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To
whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Nothing will
remain but to cringe among the captives or fall among the slain.


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A Kenyan man reading the Bible. (the star)

 

For
Kenyans who couldn’t reach their Bibles or had simply forgotten where they had
last kept it resorted to social media to make their anger, disappointed and
threats known to all and sundry.

Kenyans
on social media on Friday camped at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Facebook page to
vent their anger and frustration over the enactment of the Finance Bill 2018.

Within
hours, after President Uhuru announced to the nation that he had signed the
bill into law in a Facebook post while surrounded by his deputy William Ruto, National
Assembly leaders, Treasury officials, and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, the post had attracted thousands of fiery comments from Kenyans –
many of them too vulgar to be published here.


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A nun prays during the service at the Our Lady of Consolation Church. (VOA News)

 

Here are
just a few.

“Look
at that group of the greedy, may the witches of Kitui strike that room with
lightning, diarrhoea and a serious leprosy,”
Kim Chon Un wrote.

Whichever way we look at it, you have succeeded in
creating a legacy. How else will you ever forget someone who forcefully rob you
in broad daylight. To cap it all he holds you upside down and shake you to get
the last coin,”
Kipng’etich
said.

However,
Kenyan legislators didn’t elect themselves neither were they elected by demons,
they were but elected with the full blessing and confidence of Kenyans so as
Joseph de Maistre famously put it “Every
country has the government it deserves.”


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President Uhuru Kenyatta carrying the Bible during his swearing in ceremony. (Citizen TV)

 

German
philosopher and

 Karl Marx was even more unapologetic.

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the
opium of the people.”

But maybe
what Kenyans should indeed be praying, fasting and begging their ‘Father’ is
Wisdom not wrath.


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Maybe what Kenyans should indeed be praying, fasting and begging their ‘Father’ is Wisdom not wrath. (Daily Nation)

 

In the
meantime until 2022 general elections these equally chilling Bible verses may
offer Kenyans some consolation as they brace themselves for difficult times
ahead equal if not worse to 40 years, the Israelites wandered in the
wilderness, eating quail and manna.

“Upon the
wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the
portion of their cup.”
Psalm
11:6

“But
for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral
persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the
lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death
.” Revelation 21:8

“All who
sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under
the law will be judged by the law.
“ Romans 2: 12

“But the
one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with
few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and
from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
Luke 12: 48



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