BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH SEPT 2018-Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Wednesday asked members of the party to back President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recommendations to slash fuel VAT from 16 to eight per cent.
Addressing journalists outside his Karen office on Wednesday, Kalonzo said the move was for the good of the country .
The former Vice President said the Wiper national executive council has approved the same.
“The government should revamp its fight against graft,” he said, “Corruption is the lead cause of Kenya’s suffering.”
“If Uhuru blinks in the war against corruption, then he will have lost his legacy but he doesn’t show any signs of doing that,” Kalonzo said.
This followed talks between him and Uhuru.
He also wants the East African Legislative Assembly, consisting of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, to consider harmonising their tax regimes.
“When I ran for president in 2007, I had a very clear proposition on taxation that we were to implement,” he said.
“The reason a country like Dubai has attracted a lot of investors is because of certainty of their tax regime,” he added.
He suggested that the tax mechanism be collapsed saying it was too high.
“You can imagine out of every Sh100 Kenyans are paying, Sh70 is for taxes either to the national government or county government.”
The Nasa leader said the taxation memorandum to be tabled tomorrow by Majority leader Aden Duale should not be politicised.
“I hope the vote will not be about the handshake,” he said.