What is your opin­ion on the Trea­sury CS’S pro­posal to tax big earn­ers up to 35pc?

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

BONNY MU­TAI: That is a good move. It will help to bridge the gap be­tween the haves and have-nots. KATO FRED: He is right. Some top earn­ers do not con­trib­ute a sin­gle cent to na­tional de­vel­op­ment. ROBERT MONGARE GESORA: Tax­ing big earn­ers is not an is­sue; first man­age the avail­able re­sources. JOSEPH NDUGUYA: The tax band has very few in­di­vid­u­als and thus in­suf­fi­cient. Em­bark on aus­ter­ity mea­sures to re­duce wastage of pub­lic funds.

CALVIN QUEENS: I wel­come the idea. Those earn­ing more should boost our na­tional ex­pen­di­ture.

PHILIP MWANGI: The gov­ern­ment seems des­per­ate for funds due to over­spend­ing and huge debts.

JEFF CHEPKWONY: It is long over­due, but the big ques­tion is: Will the cash be prop­erly utilised? ABASS BUSKUT: I think the min­is­ter is preach­ing wa­ter and drink­ing wine. He should scru­ti­nise money si­phoned through un­scrupu­lous channels. CHARLES IMBANDU: Maybe next year they will im­pose the same tax on low-in­come earn­ers. If cor­rup­tion is con­trolled, we will not need any in­cre­ment. DIANA D’SOUZA: This is ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous since we are get­ting ab­so­lutely no ser­vices. Look at the de­te­ri­o­rated state of Nairobi!

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