Nairobi, Feb. 3 -- President William Ruto is facing similar troubles as his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta, some of which he was accused of orchestrating as he prepared to contest for the presidency.

The Housing Levy, which has since turned into a hot political and legal potato for President Ruto, was dropped by Mr Kenyatta's Jubilee Party administration after it was rejected by the courts in 2018.

The High Court stopped the plan to deduct 1.5 per cent of workers' pay to finance the then proposed National Housing Development Fund following a petition by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu).

"Over-taxation should not be the fallback whenever the government is unable to meet its budget targets. The government must resort to pruden...