Taxation in Kenya

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Kenya’s parliament on Thursday backed the halving of a new value added tax on oil products, bowing to complaints by Kenyans squeezed by high prices, but the move drew protests from some lawmakers who want the levy scrapped altogether.

A Ksh 20 excise duty for every kilogram of sugar confectionery proposed by President Kenyatta will see consumers pay more for candy. In a memo sent to the National Assembly, the president proposed the sweet tooth tax in a bid to raise revenue.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday defied parliament by rejecting a finance bill that sought to postpone a widely unpopular tax on fuel that has triggered strikes and public anger.

Ride-hailing drivers in Kenya say they are feeling the pinch of a surge in fuel prices mandated by the government earlier this month. Officials at the ministry of finance introduced a 16% value added tax on all petroleum products as part of efforts to raise funds and narrow budget-deficit targets that could endanger a deal […]

The past years have been tough for smallholder farmers, with emerging pests and diseases becoming a big challenge.

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