Editor's Review

Murkomen and his colleague faced the wrath of Kenyans on Twitter after they tuned in to a packed space session.

Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen with his Interior counterpart Kithure Kindiki were bashed out of an X platform after they purposed to tune in.

Kenyans on X convened a Space session dubbed Good Morning Kenya to deliberate on the latest developments in the country with respect to the anti-finance bill protests.

On noting the CSs' presence in the space, the netizens started venting out to them, accusing them of being custodians of deep-rooted mal-governance in Kenya.

The duo could not feel the heat making their way out of the platform.

This came in light of the mass action protests organised to oppose the Finance Bill 2024.

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, was a turning point in the Kenya political landscape as thousands of Kenyans, mainly the youth (Millenials and Gen Z), took to the streets of Nairobi protesting against the 2024 Finance Bill.

Armed with placards, t-shirts, and chanting messages against President William Ruto's administration, the protesters brought the city to a standstill.

Protesters in the Nairobi city centre.

While thousands were on the streets, thousands of others were using social media platforms, specifically X(formerly Twitter), to pile pressure on their legislators to reject the Bill.

Their actions bore fruit as some of the contentious clauses on the Bill were removed, but still, their rallying call was "Reject Not Amend" as they sought for the entire Bill to be thrown out.

During the 18 June 2024 protests, hundreds of protesters were arrested and later released, but this did not deter the group, as they again took to the streets on 20 June 2024.

Unlike the initial protest, the 20 June 2024 demos were spread across different towns in the country, even as Members of Parliament voted for the Bill.