Kenyans should brace themselves for higher taxes

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta seems to have bowed to pressure and has now proposed a fifty cent cut on the 16% value-added tax on fuel and fuel products following public anger. In an address to the nation on Friday, Kenyatta was however clear that Kenyans must be prepared to pay higher taxes to finance the country’s development agenda. Early on Thursday Kenyatta rejected a finance bill that sought to postpone a tax on fuel for two more years.

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