The court temporarily quashed KRA's impending decision to increase excise duty on the products by 4.97 percent, in line with the average annual inflation, in an order that will have a negative impact on the government's plan to collect more revenue as it battles soaring debts.
The new taxes were supposed to go into effect on October 1. Beer, cigarettes, bottled water, juice, energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages were among the products affected.
Petroleum products were also impacted, but they have been spared for the time being thanks to a temporary court order.
While issuing the temporary order, Justice James Makau stated that the two Kenyans who are contesting the excise duty have established that they have a strong case against the taxman and a good chance of success.
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