The tax rate on fuel from 16-8% and increasing the VAT of other commodities. To them, this would be an increase in the price of other things making life difficult.
This proposal was discussed in parliament and some MPs were against it. What shocked many Kenyans is when the speaker of parliament has declared that President Uhuru’s proposal had won.
On Friday, the president signed that Finance Bill for 2018. President Uhuru posted the following statement in Tweet.
“I give my commitment that I will ensure proper utilization of public resources for a better Kenya. I will not relent on the war against corruption. “
Some members of parliament complained that they had a blackmail in parliament whereby the majority did not support the bill yet the speaker went ahead.
Most MP’s did not like the 8% decrease value added tax on petroleum products and increasing the rest. Aside from the fuelled tax, workers who received salary would give a fraction of their salaries to the Government.
Mobile phone costs and bank transfer costs would also increase.