Kakamega traders protest over increased taxes
05 March 2014, 13:39
Kakamega - Police used teargas canisters to disperse thousands of traders who threatened to storm the office of Kakamega County governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
Business came to a standstill as the traders, who were protesting over increased levies and taxes by the county government engaged police in running battles, The Standard reports.
Kakamega has been in limelight following the controversial Finance Bill 2013 that proposes tax on commodities like chicken.
However, Oparanya promised to scrutinize the Bill once it reaches him, before signing it into law.
The proposed Bill drew mixed reactions from the county’s residents, some saying they would oppose it in court, if the governor signed it.
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