May 22, 2024

Omtatah reaches out to Kenyans over new proposed taxes in the Finance Bill 2024

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Omtatah reaches out to Kenyans over new proposed taxes in the Finance Bill 2024

Senator Okiya Omtatah calls on Kenyans to interrogate new taxes introduced in the proposed Finance Bill 2024

Senator Okiya Omtatah calls on Kenyans to interrogate new taxes introduced in the proposed Finance Bill 2024.

Busia senator Okiya Omtatah has asked Kenyans not to be defeatists but to interrogate the contents of the Finance Bill 2024.

Perhaps reading the pessimism of many Kenyans, the litigious Busia Senator Omtatah asked Kenyans to utilize the public participation forum and ask questions about the Finance Bill 2024.

He implied that it is during the engagements that their reservations on the proposals would be had and factored in during the legislation process.

“Public awareness is great, a step in creating any type of change. I encourage everyone to take a keen interest in the proposals, look at them, and propose ideas to their elected representatives,” he said.

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“Challenge those in charge to not only see and acknowledge the problem but to also make legitimate changes that will address the issues. As Kenyans, we must be willing to get involved in the direction that we want the Country to take through proposing and creating solutions rather than merely highlighting problems and not be afraid to call into question the status quo,” he added.

Omtatah was at the forefront and challenged the Finance Act 2023 whose tax measures he argued were detrimental to Kenyans.

His statement comes after Kenyans questioned the bill which is ready for its first reading in the National Assembly after it was published.

Proposed therein are a raft of taxes which would overturn an already overtaxed citizenry.

For instance, bread, which was among the zero-rated items, will have a 16% VAT imposed on it.

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