Relief for Kenyans as MPs reject Bill on higher taxes

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People Daily | by Anthony Mwangi

Kenyans can sigh with relief after MPs rejected proposals made by the National Treasury to increase taxes on food commodities and common household goods.

The prices of maize and cassava flour, and of cooking gas, will either remain the same or go down, given the recommendations by the Finance Committee of the National Assembly.

The relief also extends to revellers as proposals to increase tax on beer, wine and gaming have been shot down…

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