Mudavadi says state wants fuel VAT money to pay Kenya’s debts

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ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi
ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi

The fuel tax increment is a ploy by the national government to get money to pay off the country’s big debt, according to ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi. Addressing the press in Nairobi on Tuesday, Mudavadi said the mistakes made by the government have started catching up with the nation, “We now see the mistakes the government made of borrowing money quickly and carelessly, now the situation is a pain,” he said.

He said the government, by implementing the 16% VAT charge on fuel products, wants to acquire money quickly to settle the debts, yet money received through the debts already incurred don’t serve their purposes, “Those debts money, instead of catering for public needs, have been snatched by those who don’t have the interests of Kenyans at heart,” he said.

Mudavadi has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to listen to the cries of Kenyans and assent to the Finance Bill 2018 that was passed in parliament last week by MPs once he returns from the FOCAC summit in china, suspending the VAT implementation for another two years, as the government looks for different ways of getting revenue instead of milking Kenyans. “We demand that President Uhuru Kenyatta must unburden Kenyans of unnecessary taxation to pay for corruption,” said the ANC leader.