Ministry waives taxes for ARVs after outcry

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The Standard | by Allan Mungai


The Ministry of Finance yesterday gave the go-ahead for the clearance of a consignment of life-extending drugs for HIV and Aids patients after a public outcry.

The National Treasury said it had received and approved a request by the Ministry of Health to exempt a shipment of anti-retroviral drugs that was held at the Mombasa port over a tax dispute with American donor agency, USAID.

Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said they were “moved to give the waiver given the unique situation and public interest…

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