According to Gabriel Oguda, a columnist for Nation Media, President William Ruto's initiative to crack down on tax avoidance led to the removal of Mary Wambui, the chairman of the Communications Authority of Kenya, for allegedly evading taxes by 2.2 billion dollars.
Oguda, an anti-Ruto campaigner, mocked President Ruto by claiming that he is hunting tax evaders rather than dynasties in his area, bringing up the statements made by Former President Uhuru Kenyatta that went viral: Semeni dainaste mbaya.
Uhuru made the now-famous comments as he was leaving the country after advising Kenyans against voting President Ruto because, in his words, they would later regret choosing him over former Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance candidate Raila Odinga.
After the DPP filed an application, Wambui's ongoing 2.2 case, according to Oguda, was officially withdrawn.
"The 2.2 billion tax evasion case against Communication Authority of Kenya Chairperson Mary Wambui was dismissed after the DPP filed an application, even as your favorite president urges KRA to crack down on hustlers dodging tax. Dainaste mbaya semeni." Oguda said.
In his State of the Nation address, President Ruto stated that his government would make sure that every Kenyan paid taxes as a way to help him pay off the debts that, according to him, he inherited from Uhuru's administration.
In response to widespread complaints from the public about the hardships brought on by the nation's already unstable economy, the head of state went ahead and implemented charges for mobile banking transfers, increased electricity prices by 15%, and eliminated all other subsidies.
Later, he asked Kenyans for more time to restore normalcy, saying that the decisions he and his administration would need to make would be challenging but worthwhile.
Oguda, however, asserts that Ruto's instructions and difficult choices were only for ordinary Kenyans, not those in government.
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