Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Deputy President William Ruto have vigorously defended President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to sign the bill into law, while Kenyans are putting their money where their mouths are by fundraising for activist Okiya Omtatah who is suing to declare it unconstitutional and therefore invalid.
Fuel Tax Rebellion - Thousands of Dollars Collected for Activist Omtata
Nairobi News, 25 September 2018
Donations to activist Okiya Omtata has reached Sh370,000 as generous Kenyans lend him a hand to pursue public interest litigations. Read more »
Ruto Defends Finance Law, Says Taxes Needed for Development
Nation, 24 September 2018
Kenyans must pay more taxes for the government to have money for development projects, Deputy President (DP) William Ruto has said. Read more »
Activist Okiya Omtatah at Milimani Law Court.
Kenyan MPs expressed sharp disagreement with the manner in which the vote on the introduction of the fuel tax was conducted.
Deputy President William Ruto.
Henry Rotich Defends Controversial Tax Law Amid Outcry
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has defended the government's move to sign into law the controversial Finance Bill, 2018 which has caused public outcry. Read more »
Kenyatta 'Sneaks' Out of the Country After Signing Finance Bill
Nairobi News, 23 September 2018
President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country quietly on Friday night just hours after signing into law the Finance Bill 2018. Read more »
KTN News Anchor Rants Over Newly-Imposed Housing Levy
KTN news anchor Linda Ogutu has shared her misgivings with the new law which will compel Kenyans to fund a multi-billion government housing project. Read more »
Public Outrage Over Newly-Introduced Housing Tax
Nairobi News, 20 September 2018
The newly-introduced housing levy that will have Kenyans being deducted 1.5 percent from their monthly salaries to help finance a new low cost house funding has angered Kenyans on… Read more »
Passaris Reveals How Fuel Tax Vote Was 'Predetermined', but Kot Will Hear None of It
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris has made a shocking revelation on the dramatic proceedings in parliament on Thursday when MP's voted for the contentious Finance Bill… Read more »
Pain of New Taxes Being Felt Across East Africa
East African, 23 September 2018
Regional governments have moved to squeeze every penny possible from their citizens by introducing new taxes on consumer goods and other essential commodities to fund their… Read more »
President Uhuru Kenyatta has given no immediate reason why he declined to sign the Amended Finance Bill 2018, proposed by MPs who want the value added tax increase on petroleum ... Read more »
A parliamentary group meeting of the Raila Odinga-led National Super Alliance has resolved to support President Uhuru Kenyatta's memorandum of a lower increase in Value Added Tax ... Read more »
Raila Says VAT On Petroleum Products Necessary
Capital FM, 24 September 2018
NASA leader Raila Odinga has endorsed the downgrading of the fuel taxation from 16 percent to 8 percent by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more »
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