ODM takes on Jubilee as court battle over new fuel tax begins - 5 months ago, 11 Sep 06:06

By: Edwin Okoth Samw ...

A raging court battle over a new 16 per cent Value Added Tax on petroleum products will start Wednesday after the Government failed to comply with High Court order reversing the levy that came into force on September 1.

The Energy Regulatory Commission, which on Friday said it had not been ‘properly served’ with the court order, is expected to be put to task for contempt of court filed by Lawyer Ken Amondi who wants Kenyans compensated for what he terms ‘illegal levying of VAT on petroleum products from 4.00PM on 6/9/2018.’

“That this court be pleased to issue an urgent notice upon Energy Regulatory Commission Director General to show cause why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against him,” reads the application.

At the same time, the Orange Democratic Movement is pushing hard for the government to respect the order issued in Bungoma last week halting the implementation ...
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