John Mbadi has claimed Kenya Kwanza administration is raising tax rates on Kenyans to finance their extravagance.
The nominated Member of Parliament said President Ruto knew the country’s economy is in a dire state, but he still appointed excess public servants into office.
While speaking during an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday, May 18 Mbadi opined that the President has doubled the number of public servants from those appointed during retired president Uhuru Kenyatta’s reign, which is showing obvious consequences for the taxpayers.
“What Ruto’s government wants to do is to take money from people’s pockets and give to the government to finance extravagance and I call it extravagance because who forced William Ruto with this state of economy to employ 50 CASs,” Mbadi noted.
According to Mbadi, there is a lot of wastage in government, yet they are the same ones complaining that our economy is in a bad state.
Moreover, Mbadi questioned the motive behind the high taxation being imposed on Kenyans, adding that he is targeting a certain cause.
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“The question I would want to ask Ruto is who are you targeting because you seem to be hurting everybody. We would be happy if he would be hurting the rich and the poor are smiling,” he posed.
Mbadi’s sentiments comes amid a weeks-long uproar from Kenyans as the debate over the Finance Bill 2023 continues to gain momentum.
Furthermore, the Kenya Kwanza administration has proposed a double VAT on petroleum products from the current 8% to 16% as part of its efforts to raise revenue which was effected on Monday and will be in force up to June 14, 2023.
The other issue causing uproar among civil servants is the plan to deduct 3% from their salaries to cater for housing.
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According to the head of state, this proposal will help Kenyans acquire homes and create employment opportunities for Kenyan youth.
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