Government urged to find other tax avenues apart from fuel tax

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang

In the light of the fuel tax talks, the Jubilee government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta has been urged to find alternative means of taxation so as to cushion the rights of the common mwananchi. Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said the implementation of the 16% VAT on fuel products will affect the ordinary citizen, due to increasing the cost of living.

He revealed the government intends to collect lots of cash from the fuel VAT and he urged the government to seek better ways of getting the targeted amount of money instead of targeting fuel, which can have a profound effect on many items, thus affecting the nation’s economy.

The Nandi Governor urged MPs and the Senate to look into the matter thoroughly for the purpose of cushioning Kenyans.

On the other hand, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargey promised residents that he will talk to the country’s leadership to find an amicable solution to the fuel crisis.