The High Court is expected to make a ruling on the implementation of the newly enacted Finance Act 2023 on Monday, July 10 at 2pm.
The Finance Act 2023 which has drawn mixed reactions from Kenyans and strong opposition from Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition members is set to double the value added tax on fuel and introduce new taxes as well.
Moreover, Justice Mugure Thande extended interim orders stopping the government from collecting taxes outlined in the Finance Act, 2023 until she delivers a substantive ruling.
The three-judge bench suspended the implementation of the Finance Act 2023 on June 30, a day after it was set to come into force.
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The petitioner, Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah said the finance law is unconstitutional and its implementation would subject Kenyans to great suffering.
Prof Githu Muigai, appearing for the State, had challenged the petition arguing that it risked plunging the country into a financial crisis.
He told the court that granting orders sought by the petitioners would trigger a constitutional crisis.