The National Assembly has again been brought under heavy criticism after passing a contentious motion earlier on Wednesday. According to a tweet, the National Assembly has passed a motion to exempt Japanese companies, consultants and employees from income tax.
This comes at a time when the treasury is trying to milk all available avenues to increase revenue collection and overcome last year’s deficit. The prices of basic goods like bread are set to go up hence the urgency for Kenyans to tighten their belts going into a new financial year.
This, however, did not sit well with some Kenyans. A section of Twitter users was up in arms and made their feelings known. One user @Daniel_Amalemba termed the proposed law “discriminatory and unconstitutional”.
Popular journalist James smart mocked the ruling suggesting, “How do I get Japanese citizenship? It’s the best version of being a Kenyan.”
Here are more responses from irate Kenyans.
The next stage is for presidential assent where the president will sign it into law or return it to the house for more debating.
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