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Taxes imposed on mobile money transfer services and kerosene will hurt the common man, some lawmakers said Thursday.

Others dismissed the Government’s revenue collection measures as a fishing expedition.

National Assembly Leader of Minority John Mbadi said the Government was most likely to fail in meeting its revenue target.

“This is a budget that cannot be financed. The Government is either going to fail to implement its programmes or resort to another fresh borrowing spree,” said Mr Mbadi.

Deputy Minority Whip Chris Wamalwa said imposing higher taxes on kerosene would hurt the poor, who are already struggling with the high cost of living. The Kiminini MP said Parliament would seek to amend the Budget through the Finance Bill.

“This is a bogus budget; how do you tax mobile money transfers? (Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich) was basically engaging in a fishing expedition to get money everywhere. This is not a budget for ...
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