THE interim chairman of the Kaimbu county assembly finance committee has urged residents not to "panic" about the proposed Finance Bill as it will be amended.
Lawrence Mwaura yesterday told the Star yesterday the committee does not agree with the Bill's proposals especially those on "taxing the dead". The Bill states that the county will tax the burial of human beings and animals.
To conduct a burial on one's farm, the bereaved will have to pay Sh4,500 for an adult, Sh3,000 for a child and 2,500 for an infant. If the law is passed those who will bury their dead in public cemeteries will pay Sh8,000.
None residents who want to buried in Kiambu will pay Sh10,000. Each family will also be required to pay Sh30,000 each time they do maintenance on a grave.
"Of course the Bill is faulty and not mindful of the common Mwananchi. That is why the finance committee, which I chair, has gone round the county talking to all playerss. Residents should not panic," Mwaura said.