Bomet government shelves plan for new levies
29 January 2014, 13:43
Bomet - Traders in Bomet now have a reason to smile after the County's government shelved a proposal that sought to increase levies.
The County's governor Isaac Ruto says the new taxes have been put on hold until when an agreement will be reached among stakeholders.
Speaking Wednesday at the Bomet green stadium, Ruto said there was no cause for alarm and urged the traders to continue paying the taxes they had been paying before.
He also accused the staff whom the county inherited from the defunct town council for the mess noting that investigations have been launched into the matter.
"We have launched investigations into the matter and who ever is found having increased the taxes unprocedurally will be punished in accordance with the law," said Ruto.
On his part the Financial Bill and Appropriation Chairman Aurelia Ronoh assured the traders that an amicable solution will be reached and urged them to carry on with their business without worry.
This comes barely five days after traders led by Bomet Central Member of parliament Ronal Tanui staged a protest in the town against the new taxes.