It has been always a culture in Kenya every June when the National Budget is about to be released to the public for the Kenyans to raise their high expectations on how the budget will either favor or disadvantage them.
As the 2020/2021 fiscal year is coming to an end, the the Kenya's Finance Minister Ukur Yatani is set to release the 2022/2022 Budget on 10th June, 2021. It is reported that this year's budget will be the highest in Kenya's history as it is Ksh3.6 trillions. Out of this, the Government only managed to raise about Kshs1.78 trillions through taxes and other means.
This suggests that the Government has sourced other funds from loans and grants. An implication that the common taxpayers will continue overburdened to service the debts.
Kenyans have pleading to Government to reduce taxes on the common basic goods and services for them to be affordable to 'wanjikus'. Complains over the raised prices of these basic goods like maize floor, cooking oil, sugar, petrol has caused the high cost of living making majority of Kenyans to live in poverty.
This is what Kenyans had to say;
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