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VAT Bill creating hardship for Kenyans

13 September 2013, 16:39

Nairobi - Many Kenyans have expressed their disappointment over the passing of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill on household commodities saying the legislation would compound their problems, and have called on the government to reverse it.

The most affected by the Bill with prices of milk, a basic commodity, shooting up are those residing in urban centers.

Residents in rural areas said that they were not going to hike milk prices because the Bill did not affect them.

Civil groups have also added their voices on the calls to reverse the legislation, urging the government to drop the inclusion of VAT tax on
household commodities.

The outcry over the VAT Bill comes at a time when the Nairobi city workers have called off their weeklong strike demanding a pay hike to meet their increased life demands.

Many said they were waiting to see if the government will give in to the public demands.

- CAJ News

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