To pay up to Sh1,000 for cats and dogs

Business Daily (Kenya) - - ECONOMY & POLITICS - Mom­basa Gov­er­nor Ali Has­san Joho.

rear­ing at least 200 birds will pay Sh100 for each and poul­try deal- ers with less than 200 will pay Sh200 apiece. The pro­posed law has sparked an out­rage with res­i­dents la­ment­ing that the levy will hurt farm­ing.

Goat farmer John Gunga said it is iron­i­cal that Gov­er­nor Joho urged Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta to sus­pend the 16 per cent value added tax on pe­tro­leum prod­ucts to cush­ion Kenyans from the high cost of liv­ing yet he is also over­charg­ing res­i­dents with more taxes. Mr Joho had said that Kenyans were over­bur­dened by low earn­ings, un­em­ploy­ment and in­fla­tion.

“The gov­er­nor is not sin­cere, how does he re­move a speck from his brother’s eye while his eyes glit­ter with the same ma­te­rial?” he asked.

The county has been seek­ing ex­tra rev­enue to re­vamp roads and boost health in­fra­struc­ture.

Mr Joho failed in his at­tempt to start charging taxes on ship­ping con­tain­ers at Mom­basa port fol­low­ing pres­sure from the na­tional gov­ern­ment.

He planned to gen­er­ate bil­lions in fees from the port. The cen­tral gov­ern­ment op­posed the levies warn­ing that they could un­der­mine re­cent re­forms to speed up the pro­cess­ing of goods through the port.

County ex­ec­u­tive in charge of agri­cul­ture Has­san Mwamtoa yes­ter­day urged Mom­basa res­i­dents op­posed to the pro­posed taxes to ap­pear at the County Assem­bly pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion hear­ings.

LEVIES County ex­ec­u­tive Has­san Mwamtoa urged those op­posed to the taxes to ap­pear at the County Assem­bly...

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