Government spokesperson Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has criticized Kenyans for what he terms as unpatriotic nature. Oguna has said that Kenyans need to support the government and its policies in delivering on its development agenda. "If Kenyans are not ready to support the government, who will? Let us not cry all the time." Oguda said. Further, Oguna has said that tye amount of taxes paid in Kenya is less compared to other countries such as those in Europe.
Oguna has responded to an outcry from the public following the increase in fuel prices which are directly linked to taxes. Therefore Oguna argue that the government cannot provide services to people if they are not paying taxes. However, the spokesperson seem to forget that the high borrowing from the government is responsible for the high taxation that is burdening Kenyans each day.
President Kenyatta is yet to reply to the outcry and frustrations expressed by Kenyans over the taxes and fuel prices. However, the comments from the spokesperson can be viewed as representating the position of the government on the matter.
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