President William Ruto has accused tax evaders of being behind the weekly political rallies staged by Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga.
According to the President, tax cheats have been financing the opposition to slow him down on his efforts to get big defaulters to pay what they owe the government. He maintained that every Kenyan was obligated to pay taxes regardless of their social or political status.
He said that there were leaders trying to whip up public emotions about the high cost of living and taxation so as to manoeuvre their way out of paying taxes.
His sentiments came in the wake of complaints from some Kenyans who have accused his administration of overtaxing them. There have also been protests about the taxman’s plans to target digital money transfer for taxation.
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines in Opera News today;
Cherargei, Wamatinga insist Uhuru must pay taxes he waivered during his tenure
Ruto Goes For Moi, Kenyatta Over Tax
Yesterday, President William Ruto affirmed that no one was special and everyone in the country was going to pay taxes like the rest of Kenyans.
During his speech, the president revealed that some prominent politicians were the ones Sponsoring Azimio Rallies in a move to make him stop the quest for these bigwigs to pay taxes.
Well, it has now emerged that, the president is now asking former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s family and his ally from the Moi family to pay taxes like the rest of Kenyans.
Ali Hassan Joho, Junet Muhammed Keep Of Azimio Rallies Raising More Queries
Former Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and Minority whip Junet Mohamed’s low profile since the August 9 general elections have left Kenyans talking if they are still members of Azimio La Umoja one Kenya coalition party.
Governor Ali Hassan Joho and the SUNA East member of parliament Hon Junet Mohamed were very vocal during the August 9 presidential election with Raila Odinga but after Dr William Ruto was declared the fifth president of the republic of Kenya they went low-key.